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Jedediah Strong Smith: Trails West
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TitleJedediah Strong Smith: Trails West
AbstractArticle gives a biography of famed mountain man and early western explorer, Jedediah Smith. Describes him as a captain, explorer, geographer, entrepreneur, and hero. Includes a map of his travels in the West between 1822-1831 and photos of a monument to him and of a sculpture done by Victor Issa, both located in California.
NotesJedediah Strong Smith was born on January 6, 1799 in New York state. He joined William H. Ashley and Andrew Henry's fur company in 1822 as a hunter and trapper along the upper Missouri River. He was killed by Comanche Indians along the Cimarron River on May 27, 1831.
AuthorRichard L. Dyer
DateAutumn//1996
SourceOverland Journal
LocationPeriodical
Volume14
Number3
Page12-22
Local SubjectSmith, Jedediah S.
Explorers
IllustrationsNo
Item TypeMagazine Article
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Item ID124082
CONTENTdm number19339
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