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Jedediah Smith
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TitleJedediah Smith
AbstractPortrait and chapter of the book about Jedediah Strong Smith, or Jedediah Smith (1799-1831), a prominent fur trapper and explorer of the far west. Native of New York raised in New England and moving to Saint Louis in 1822 as a trapper for the William Ashley expedition to Oregon. Fellow explorer with William Sublette, Thomas Fitzpatrick, and Jim Bridger, et al. before being killed on the way to Santa Fe by Comanche Indians.
NotesPage 331: "[Jedediah Smith was the f]irst to find and recognize the natural gateway to the Oregon country; first overland traveler to reach California; first to cross the Sierra Nevada; first to traverse the Great Basin on its most direct and desert route; first to travel overland from California to the Columbia!. ..The two preeminent reputations among the Mountain Men of the Far Western fur trade are those of Kit Carson and Jedediah Smith."
AuthorLeRoy Hafen
DateMay 24, 1905
SourceThe Mountain Men and the Fur Trade of the Far West
Location978 H13m
Volume8
Chapter Title26 (Jedediah Smith)
Page24, 331-348
Local SubjectSmith, Jedediah S.
Explorers
Firsts
IllustrationsYes
Item TypeBook
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Item ID118999
CONTENTdm number9521
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