Interactive History: Jedediah Smith: No Ordinary Mountain Man
The trailblazers of California were courageous and created the state and culture. Jedediah Smith (January 6, 1799—May 27, 1831) was born in New York of English Puritan descent. Smith was a hard-working trapper, trader, and frontiersman. His brave trek over the Continental Divide to California created some of our cultural foundations.
Suppose you were to interview Jedediah Smith, what would you ask him?