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Mojave River Valley Museum
"I wanted to be the first to view a country on which the eye of a white man had never gazed and to follow the course of rivers that run through a new land."
Jedediah Smith was a young, religious, mountain man traveling more
miles of unexplored territory than any other single mountain man.
He is credited with being the first American to travel overland to
California through the southwest and the Mojave. In a most amazing
journey, he also came back from California across the desert of the
Later, explorer/trapper Jedediah Smith. Next, the Mormon Battalion in search of land in which to expand -- Then Mormon settlers, and those eager to find ...
ZZYZX Mineral Springs - Mojave Desert, Mojave Preserve
Over 50 years later, Jedediah Smith passed south of the springs up into Afton Canyon (he instructed his Mohave indian guide to take him the most direct ...
In 1826 Jedediah Smith trod these trails to become the first white man to reach the California coast overland from mid-America. The routes became a military ...
History of Hoover Dam
Jedediah Smith and other trappers came looking for beavers in 1826, gold miners on the way to California followed in 1849, and Mormon settlers arrived in ...
Mojave Indian History - Explorers
Between 1826 and 1831, Mojave territory was visited by Jedediah Smith and Harrison Rogers (1826 and 1827); Ewing Young in 1827; George C. ...
Mohave Indians of the Mojave Desert
Jedediah Smith · Olive Oatman · Edward F. Beale Associated Tribes Chemehuevi Havasupai Hualapai Yavapai Wilderness Areas Chemehuevi Mountains ...
Serrano / Vanyume Indians of the Mojave Desert
They ranged along the Mojave River from Victorville/Hesperia to east of Barstow. The Vanyume (Wanyuma) are mentioned in the journal of Jedediah Smith as ...
Early History of the Chemehuevi
The next mention of possible Chemehuevi in the literature is Jedediah Smith's account of coming across two "Paiute" lodges at a place in the Mojave River ...