Jedediah Smith
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 43° 42.748 W 124° 05.989
10T E 411398 N 4840525
Beaver Board - Oregon History - Jedediah Smith
Waymark Code: WMXJ8
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 11/04/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 22

This “Beaver Board” sign on Oregon History about Jedediah Smith is located near milepost 211 on U.S. Hwy 101 north of Reedsport.

Marker Name: Jedediah Smith
Marker Text: Jedediah Smith, making the first recorded overland trip from California, followed the Oregon Coast northward and on July 13, 1828 camped with seventeen trappers on the north bank of Smith River channel five-eights of a mile northeast of this point. The following morning, while Smith and two companions went forward to find a river crossing, the Indians came into camp and massacred all but one man. Smith and the survivors escaped to Fort Vancouver, whereupon John McLoughlin sent an expedition to the Umpqua, recovering some of Smith’s furs and equipment. Jedediah Smith had three ambitions: to serve his god, to provide for his family and to become a great American explorer. In all three things he succeeded.

Historic Topic: Pioneer

Group Responsible for placement: State of Oregon

Marker Type: Roadside

Region: Coast

County: Douglas

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