Fur Trappers and Traders
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 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.