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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
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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° 6.378′ N, 117° 17.361′ W. Marker is in San Bernardino, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is on North Arrowhead Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is located at Arrowhead Plaza. Marker is at or near this postal address: 385 North Arrowhead Avenue, San Bernardino CA 92415, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. San Bernardino Santa Fe Depot (approx. 1.2 miles away); World’s First McDonald’s (approx. 1.4 miles away); Fort Benson (approx. 3.1 miles away); Historic Cannon
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By Michael Kindig, April 17, 2005
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(approx. 3.2 miles away); The Arrowhead Landmark (approx. 4.4 miles away); Guachama Rancheria (approx. 4½ miles away); San Bernardino Asistencia (approx. 5.8 miles away); A.K. Smiley Public Library (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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
 
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By Craig Baker, July 21, 2018
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 337 times since then and 43 times this year. Last updated on July 23, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 20, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   3. submitted on July 22, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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