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San Bernardino in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

To Jedediah Smith

Pathfinder of the Southern Sierras

 
 
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By Michael Kindig
1. To Jedediah Smith Marker
Inscription. Born at Brambridge in Northern N.Y. January 6, 1799 he discovered south pass of the Rocky Mts. the great gateway through which passed nearly all subsequent migration west and northwest from the Atlantic to the Pacific.

He was the first American to enter California by the overland route through Cajon Pass in November 1826. Jedediah Smith stands peerless among the pathfinders of California's epic past.
 
Erected 1951 by Lugonia Parlor 241 Native Daughters of Golden West.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 34° 6.366′ N, 117° 17.376′ W. Marker is in San Bernardino, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is on North Arrowhead Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. The marker is located at Arrowhead Plaza. Marker is at or near this postal address: 385 North Arrowhead Avenue, San Bernardino CA 92401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Arrowhead Plaza (here, next to this marker); Charles C Rich / Amasa M Lyman (within shouting distance of this marker); Settlement of San Bernardino
To Jedediah Smith Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 17, 2005
2. To Jedediah Smith Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); The Council House (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Mormon Stockade (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Benson (approx. 3.1 miles away); Historic Cannon (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Arrowhead Landmark (approx. 4.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in San Bernardino.
 
Also see . . .  Jedediah Smith’s Journal - First Expedition to California / 7 Aug 1826 - 3 Jul 1827. (Submitted on November 20, 2014.)
 
Categories. ExplorationSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 247 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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