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Sonora in Tuolumne County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Jedediah Strong Smith

 
 
Jedediah Strong Smith Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2010
1. Jedediah Strong Smith Marker
Inscription.
Through this region passed
In May, 1827
Jedediah Strong Smith
and his mountain men. The first
recorded crossing of the
Sierra Nevada by white men.

 
Erected 1930 by History and Landmarks Committee, Central Valley Council – State Chamber of Commerce.
 
Location. 37° 59.014′ N, 120° 23.139′ W. Marker is in Sonora, California, in Tuolumne County. Marker is on West Bradford Avenue west of Lower Sunset Drive, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is mounted on a granite stone base in front of the Tuolumne County Historical Society Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 158 West Bradford Avenue, Sonora CA 95370, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tuolumne County Jail (a few steps from this marker); Tuolumne County Courthouse (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tuolumne County Albert N. Francisco Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of the First Office of The Union Democrat (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial Building (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Jedediah Strong Smith Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2010
2. Jedediah Strong Smith Marker
Site of the Sonora Plaza Well (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Home of Wells Fargo & Company in Sonora (approx. 0.2 miles away); Original Site of the Sonora Daily (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sonora.
 
Also see . . .  Jedediah Strong Smith. From his diary:
"I wanted to be the first to view a country on which the eyes of a white man had never gazed and to follow the course of rivers that run through a new land." (Submitted on June 16, 2010.) 
 
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Tuolumne County Historical Society Museum image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2010
3. Tuolumne County Historical Society Museum
Marker is seen on the granite base to the left of the entance gate.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 804 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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