Franklin F. Fridley was born in 1824 in Virginia died in 1892. Franklin had two brothers. He arrived in Bozeman with his brother in law. Franklin F. Fridley built the third house in town the first one to have a wooden floor. Later America joined him. Fridley a Republican and John Bozeman a Democrat got in a fight at Nelson Story. When Bozeman made an insulting remark about Republicans. Bozeman’s friend Mckenzie picked up some scales weights to assist, Story picked up an ax handle to dissuade him. Someone ran to get America who came and stopped the fight. Fridley moved to Emigrant to ranch. He built a railroad and the first bridge across the upper Yellowstone.