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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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Photographed 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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1909.
 
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. The marker is located at Arrowhead Plaza. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 385 North Arrowhead Avenue, San Bernardino CA 92415, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of
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this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Mormon Stockade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 60th Anniversary of the CCC (about 500 feet away); California Theater (approx. 0.3 miles away); San Bernardino Santa Fe Depot (approx. 1.2 miles away); Route 66 (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Grimace (approx. 1.4 miles away); Original McDonald's Flooring (approx. 1.4 miles away); Officer Big Mac (approx. 1.4 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.)
 
To Jedediah Smith Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, April 17, 2005
2. To Jedediah Smith Marker
To Jedediah Smith Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, July 21, 2018
3. To Jedediah Smith Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 20, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California. This page has been viewed 662 times since then and 14 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 Elk Grove, 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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