#0660 Point on the Jedediah Smith Trail


#0660 Point on the Jedediah Smith Trail

Site information:

SE corner of Bena and Tower Line Rds, 3.6 mi E of Edison

Nothing remains of this site, as far as I know.


Plaque information:

State (?) plaque was missing when I visited

OHP description:

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.

Registered 9/26/1958