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Fur Trappers and Traders

 
 
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By Andrew Johnson, October 14, 2018
1. Fur Trappers and Traders Marker
Inscription.  Fur trappers and traders were the first white men in this locality. William H. Ashley and men arrived in the spring of 1829.

The principal leaders were
James Bridger - Etienne Provost
Jedediah S. Smith

James Bridger, discoverer of the Great Salt Lake in 1824, trapped the streams of this region in 1824 and many subsequent years.

Jedediah S. Smith with Harrison G. Rogers and fur party passed near here in August 1826, moving southwesterly to the Pacific.

Placed in tribute to the personnel of that gallant enterprise.

 
Erected 1926 by Spirit of Liberty Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1824.
 
Location. 40° 47.272′ N, 111° 53.96′ W. Marker is in Salt Lake City, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker is on Beck Street (U.S. 89), on the
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By Andrew Johnson, October 14, 2018
2. Fur Trappers and Traders Marker
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right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 840 North 300 West, Salt Lake City UT 84103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ensign Peak (approx. 0.6 miles away); Nelson Wheeler Whipple House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Edward H. Harriman (approx. 0.9 miles away); Daniel Cowan Jackling (approx. 0.9 miles away); Thomas L. Kane (approx. 0.9 miles away); Pioneer Memorial Museum (approx. 0.9 miles away); Eliza R. Snow - Leader of Pioneer Women (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Constitution Revered (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salt Lake City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2018, by Andrew Johnson of Salt Lake City, Utah. This page has been viewed 102 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 14, 2018, by Andrew Johnson of Salt Lake City, Utah. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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