Returning from California, first explorer to cross the Sierra Nevadas and the Great Basin from West to East.
June 27, 1827 … Coming to a point of the ridge which formed the Eastern boundary of the valley I saw an expanse of water extending far to the North and East. The Salt Lake a joyful sight was spread before us.”
Smith traveled more unknown wilderness than any contemporary of the century.
Another Marker about Jedediah is in downtown Ogden here.
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