The Jedediah Smith Society proudly announces its April 2-5, 2023, Rendezvous trip, open to both members and non-members.
Beginning in Crescent City, California, on April 2 and ending at Fort Vancouver on April 5, Rendezvous participants will visit several of the places where the famous explorer and fur trader Jedediah Smith sojourned while making his way north in 1828. Included will be the site of the Umpqua attack and Fort Vancouver.
In 1822 Jedediah Smith joined the famous Andrew Henry-William Ashley expedition up the Missouri River and eventually entered the Rocky Mountains where he trapped beaver and located South Pass, an important pathway for thousands of emigrants on the Oregon, Mormon, and California trails. Smith also led two important expeditions into the American Southwest, ultimately making his way into Mexican California and up the coast to Oregon and Fort Vancouver.
More details about this exciting educational opportunity are available from Joe Green, the society’s Editor of Publications. Email Joe at GChaucer1950@yahoo.com or call him at +1 308-832-2256. He will gladly send you a registration form and itinerary.