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Hayden Expedition – Baronett’s Bridge

On this day 150 Years ago! (August 25, 1871)
 The Hayden Expedition used Baronett’s bridge on the way to Mammoth Hot Springs.
 
Jack Baronett emigrated from Scotland and served as a scout for the Confederacy during the Civil War. He ventured to the Montana Territory in 1864 seeking his fortune in gold. When the precious yellow mineral was discovered near Cooke City, Baronett recognized the popularity of the route through northern Wyoming for prospectors coming from points west.
 
He constructed a toll bridge in the spring of 1871 near the confluence of the Lamar and Yellowstone Rivers.

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