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CHL No. 660 Jedediah Smith Trail - Kern


NO. 660 POINT ON THE JEDEDIAH SMITH TRAIL - About February 1, 1827, Jedediah Strong Smith, first American to reach Mexican California overland, passed near this spot with his party of fur trappers. From San Gabriel Mission, the group was en route north to a land reported teeming with 'plenty of Beaver.' Smith and his men were trailblazers whose exploits soon led to the American conquest of California.


SE corner of Old Bena and Tower Line Rds, 3.6 mi E of Edison (Hwy 58, Tower Line exit)
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CHL #660 Jedediah Smith Trail State Plaque Missing