Inscription. About February 1, 1827, Jedediah Strong Smith, first American to reach Mexican California overland, passed near this spot with his party of fur trappers. From San Gabriel Mission, the group was en route north to a land reported teeming with 'plenty of beaver.' Smith and his men were trailblazers whose exploits soon led to the American conquest of California.
(Marker Number 660.)
By Denise Boose, March 15, 2009
|1. Point On The Jedediah Smith Trail Marker|
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 35° 19.928′ N, 118° 48.395′ W. Marker was in Edison, California, in Kern County. Marker was at the intersection of Edison Highway/Old Bena Road and Tower Line Road, on the right when traveling east on Edison Highway/Old Bena Road. Click for map. This marker sits against an orange orchard on the South East corner of Old Bena and Tower LIne Road. Marker was in this post office area: Edison CA 93220, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this location, as the crow flies. Rio de San Felipe (approx. 6 miles away); Arvins Veterans (approx. 8.6 miles away); Francisco Garces O.F.M (approx. 8.6 miles away); Bakersfield National Cemetery (approx. 9.5 miles away); Arvin-Sierra Glider Port (approx. 9.6 miles away); Kern River Slough (approx. 10.2 miles away); Caliente (approx. 10.6 miles away); Discovery Well (approx. 10.7 miles away).
Credits. This page originally submitted on January 22, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 176 times since then. Photo 1. submitted on January 22, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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