"Jedediah Strong Smith"
on the
Santa Fe Trail

Jedediah Strong Smith Marker

     In 1937, the 4-H Clubs of Grant County presented an outdor pageant based on the Smith tragedy and won first place with it in a contest at the Southwest Free Fair at Dodge City, Kansas. With the prize money, they purchased the monument to Jedediah Strong Smith, which is on Kansas Highway 270, South of Ulysses, Kansas and stands in the Roadside Park on the south side of the Cimarron River. In 1831, near this spot Jedediah was killed by Indians.

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