William Sublette
 William Sublette, Geysers Yellowstone

William  Sublette

Born: September 21, 1799 in Lincoln County, Kentucky
Died: July 23, 1845 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    A mountain man,fur trader and frontier explorer, William Sublette was a partner in the Rocky Mountain Fur Company in 1826 with Jed Smith and David Jackson until 1830 when they sold to Fritzpatrick, M. Sublette, Jim Bridger, Fraeb and Gervais

     Exploring with Jackson, William Sublette discovered the geysers of Yellowstone Park in 1826

     Credit is given to William Sublette for developing the Mountain man rendezvous affair an annual event for many years

     William Sublette played a major part in establishing the wagon trail through South Pass and the building of what was known later as Fort Laramie

    On March 10, 1830 William Sublette purchased his Sulfur Spring farm located on the River Des Peres, six miles from St. Louis, Missouri.   William Sublette was one of the original developers of Kansas City, Missouri

     Forming a land company William Sublette believed a new town could exist between Westport and Independence before his death in 1845

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