MOVED: You Will Be Redirected To Updated Page

Jedediah Strong Smith
Explorer ~ Mountain Man

It Was He Who

Opened the West

Jedediah Smith was the one
WHO . . . .

California historian James J. Rawls asserts that Jedediah Strong Smith is the explorer truly worthy of the title of "the Pathfinder," rather than the self-promoting John C. Fr�mont, who (in Rawls' words) "was a more publicized and less authentic hero."

"He was the greatest of them all"

NOTE: the spelling "Jedidiah" -- used in some history books, is a less authentic spelling than "Jedediah" is.

see updated page

email me

Old West Links

Hosted by