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JSS Castor Winter 2019-2020 – Trading Posts of the Central Plains
By, Gail DeBuse Potter
Castor Fall 2019 – Indian Horse and American Western Expansion,
By, O.N. Eddins
castor spring-summer 2019 – The Hallowed Death Tale of Jedediah Strong Smith Circumstance, Fact and Fabrication
By, Mark William Kelly, J.D. (2016)
Castor Winter 2018-19 – Jedediah Smith, Human, by Joe Green
Archive article: Jedediah Smith Today, by Dale Morgan (Reprinted with permission): Pacific Historian, Spring 1967, Vol. 11, No. 2
Castor Fall 2018 – Trappers’ Cache: Trade Goods, Equipment and Clothing of the William Ashley and Jedediah Smith, by Clay Landry
Castor Summer 2018 – The Life and Archive of Robert Campbell (1804-1879), by Andy Hahn
Castor Spring 2018 – Bluffs, Beavers and Bullets: The Explorations of Jedediah Smith and His Contributions Toward the Realization of Manifest Destiny, by Eli Idec
Castor Winter 2017-18 – Grizzly Adams: A Man To Match Our Mountains, by Richard H. Dillon
Castor Fall 2017 – Comparing David Thompson, Wilson Price Hunt
and Jedediah Smith, by David Malaher
Castor Summer 2017 – The Namesake of Jedediah Strong Smith (Part 2), by Lillian A. Smith
Castor Winter 2016 -17 – The Namesake of Jedediah Strong Smith (Part 1), by Lillian A. Smith
Castor Fall-2016 – Jedediah Strong Smith: Trails West, (Part 3), by Richard L. Dyer
Castor Summer-2016 – Jedediah Strong Smith: Trails West, (Part 2), by Richard L. Dyer
Castor Spring 2016 – Jedediah Strong Smith: Trails West, (Part 1), by Richard L. Dyer
Castor Winter 2015 – Jedediah Smith and the Brig Owhyhee at Fort Vancouver, by Jim Hardee
Castor Fall 2015 – The Fur Trade, (Part 3), by Howard C. Lewis
JSS Summer 2015 – The Fur Trade, (Part 2), by Howard C. Lewis
JSS Spring 2015 – The Fur Trade, (Part 1), by Howard C. Lewis
Castor Fall 2014 – Site of the Smith Massacre on July 14, 1828, Edited by Lancaster Pollard
JSS Summer 2014 – ‘‘SMITTY” : The Living Legacy of Jedediah and Peter Smith, by Troy S. Tuggle
JSS Spring 2014 – Things Learned Pursuing the Reestablishment of Monument No. 660 (Presented at the Jedediah Smith Society’s 2014 Spring Gathering on March 15th), by Joe J. Molter
JSS Winter 2014 – 1826 Fur Trade Rendezvous in Cache Valley, by Stephen Darley
JSS Fall 2013 – Historical Use of the Term “Mountain Man”, by Jim Hardee
JSS Summer 2013 – Captain Jedediah Strong Smith: A Eulogy of That Most Romantic and Pious of Mountain Men, First American by Land into California, Author: unknown
JSS Spring 2013 – Tracking Jedediah Smith Through Hupa Territory, by Lee Davis
JSS Winter 2013 – Jedediah Smith’s First Far-Western Expedition, by Charles L. Camp
JSS Fall 2012 – Jedediah Smith’s Contributions to Early Western Botanical Science, Confirmed! by Joe J. Molter
JSS Summer 2012 – Jedediah Smith’s Buenaventura Farewell – A trail study of Jed’s route as he departed the north end of the Sacramento Valley in 1828, by Joe J. Molter
JSS Spring 2012 – Memorializing a Mountain Man: John G. Neihardt, Doane Robinson, and Jedediah Smith, by Timothy G. Anderson
JSS Winter 2011-12 – Jedediah Smith’s Great Grandfathers, by Stephen Darley
JSS Fall 2011 – The Avila Adobe, “The House Jedediah Slept In”, by Joe Molter
JSS Summer 11 – New Jedediah Strong Smith Family Details with Some Inaccuracies Corrected, by Stephen Darley
JSS Fall-Winter 10 Spring 11 – Jedediah Strong Smith’s Lands Purchased by Ralph Smith in Ohio, by Roger Williams
JSS Summer 2010 – William Lewis Sublette’s Big Farm, by Roger Williams
JSS Spring 2010 – William Lewis Sublette’s Big Farm, by Roger Williams
JSS Winter 2009– Fall Rendezvous, by Joe J. Molter
JSS Spring 2009 – Senator Thomas Benton and the American Fur Trade, by Professor Aaron Woodward
Issues before Spring 2009
To obtain issues before Spring 2009, please contact
Dept. of Special Collections
University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA 95211
The publication began in March, 1981 with general information about the Society and upcoming events. It has evolved to become a quarterly issue with articles of interest on Mountain Men as well as Jedediah Strong Smith. As the Society expands its mission in the future so will Castor Canadensis expand its topics.
Note: p. indicates the number of pages needed to copy a particular article. Limited number of back issues are available beginning with Spring 98.
Wheeler, Joseph J. Jedediah Smith and the Power of Myth. p. 6. Spring 1998.
Dyer, Dick. California’s Central Sierra: Mapping and Mountaineering, Part I. pp. 3.
Birthday. p. 1. Summer 1998.
Dyer, Dick. California’s Central Sierra: Mapping and Mountaineering, Part II. pp. 3 (includes another Birthday 1826.) Fall 1998.
Hardee, Jim. TRAPPING THE BUENAVENTURA: Peter Skene Ogden’s First Trapping Expedition Into California. p. 1. Castor Candensis. p. 1 (includes Birthday # 3.) Winter 1998.
200th Anniversary Jedediah Strong Smith Birthday New York and Stockton Birthday Banquet. p. 1. National Birthday Celebrations. p. 1. Haworth Clover, BOOK REVIEW: David Weber, Californios vs. Jedediah Smith. p. 1. Spring 1999.
Smith, Jim. Jedediah Smith in Montana. pp. 3. Summer 1999.
Morrison, Daryl. Images of Jedediah Smith. p. 2. Fall 1999.
Morrison, Daryl. Jedediah Smith, An Introduction. p. 1. Winter 1999.
Spring 2000. No publication
Tuggle, Troy. Sullivan’s Travels: an Opinion. p. 1. Stop for a Rest Interstate 94 – Hysham, MT. pp. 2. Haworth Clover. BOOK REVIEW: David Lavendar, Fist in the Wilderness. p. 1.
Fall 2000. No publication.
Robinson, John W. Jedediah Smith in Southern California. p. 5. Richard Dillion BOOK REVIEW: James Hardee, Soft Gold. p. 1. Winter 2000.
Knauf, Wayne and James Hardee. A Debate: San Dimas Statue. pp. 2. Spring 2001.
Batman, Richard. My Search for James Pattie. p. 2. Captn’ Say’s. (preview to new found JS letter.) Summer 2001.
Smith, Jedediah Strong. (letter) Hon. John H. Eaton, Secretary at War, 2 March 1831. & Haworth Clover Jedediah Smith’s Handwriting. pp. 2. Haworth Clover. BOOK REVIEW: Roger Kennedy, Burr, Hamilton, and Jefferson, a Study in Character. p. 1. Fall 2001.
Clover, Haworth. On the Road to San Jose. pp. 2. Haworth Clover. BOOK REVIEW: Barton Barbour, Fort Union and the Upper Missouri Fur Trade. pp. 2. Winter 2001.
Byrne, June. Jedediah After Smith. pp. 2. James Hardee and Haworth Clover. BOOK REVIEW: Erin King, So Circles the Eagle: The Bold Adventures of Jedediah Smith and His Love for a Native American Woman: An American Saga. pp. 2. Spring 2002.
Batman, Richard. Richard Cleveland and the Sea Otter Trade. pp. 3. Haworth Clover. Louis Andreas and Liberty Cemetery. p. 1. Summer 2002.
Auld, James C. Jedediah, His Religion and Bible. pp. 3. Fall 2002.
Lawson, Scott. JIM BECKWOURTH IN PLUMAS COUNTY.pp. 2. Swagerty, W.R. RUPERT’S LAND STUDIES COLLOQUIUM AT OXFORD UNIV. p. 1. Hanner, Richard, WITH PLAQUE AND BEER, PIONEER REMEMBERED AT LIBERTY CEMETERY. p. 1 Winter 2002.
Hardee, James. BEAVERS ‘N BIBLES, pp 2.
BOOK REVIEW: Bruce Bradley, Huge Glass. p.1. Spring 2003.
Leader, Herman. HBC IN CALIFORNIA. Part I, pp. 2. Summer 2003.
__________. HBC IN CALIFORNIA. Conclusion, Part II, pp. 3. Fall 2003.
Smith, James/Bill Swagerty. GEO CACHING ON THE JEDEDIAH SMITH TRAIL. pp. 3. Winter 2003.
HAC, Editor. THE HUDSON’S BAY COMPANY IN SAN FRANCISCO, (includes THE POCKET WATCH IN ARCHIVES). pp. 2. Spring 2004.
Engstrand, Iris H.W. WILLIAM WOLFSKILL: CALIFORNIA’S FORGOTTEN MOUNTAIN MAN.
pp. 2. Summer 2004.
Weber, Edgar. HUDSON’S BAY COMPANY AND HOW THEY GOT TO CALIFORNIA. pp. 3.
Davis, Olive.TRAILS AND ROADS OF SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY. pp. 3. Winter 2004.
Hardee, James. WAS SMITH EVER CALLED DIAH? p. 1., NEW UTAH MONUMENT. p. 1.
Taniguchi, Nancy. THAT GOLDEN MOMENT – JED REACHES THE PACIFIC, Part I. pp.3.
Taniguchi, Nancy.THAT GOLDEN MOMENT – Part II. pp. 3. Fall 2005
Clover, Haworth A. JEDEDIAH SMITH’S LOST PISTOL – THE TRUTH OR URBAN LEGEND. pp. 2, Winter 2005.
Hardee, James. JOHN S. TURNER. pp. 2, Spring 2006.
Martin, Gordon. GUN COMMITTEE QUESTIONS, p.1, Price, Glenn. THE QUESTIONS JEDEDIAH SMITH ASKED. pp. 2, Haworth Clover. BOOK REVIEW: Charlottee F. Jones.Westward Ho! Eleven Explorers of the West. pp. 1. R.R. Stuart. FIRST CROP FROM THE SAN JOAQUIN, Part I. pp. 1. Summer 2006.
Molter, Joe. JED’S OVERLOOK AND “TURN AROUND FLAT”. pp. 1., R.R. Stuart. FIRST CROP FROM THE SAN JOAQUIN, Part ll. pp. 1, Haworth Clover. BOOK REVIEW: Fred Gowans. Rocky Mountain Rendezvous. pp. 1. MAP: Rendezvous Sites 1825 – 1840. pp. 1. Fall 2006.
Miller, Alex. MANUEL LISA: A SHORT HISTORY 1772 to 1820. pp. 3. Winter 2006
Wilson, Carol. SACAJAWEA HERITAGE DAYSSALMON, IDAHO. pp. 2, BOOK REVIEWS: Haworth A. Clover. Berry, Don. A Majority of Scoundrels – An informal history of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company. Woodard, Aaron Robert. Soft Fur and Iron Men. A history of the Fur Trade in South Dakota and the Upper Missouri. Spring 2007.
Editor. GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY LUNCHEON. THE BEAVER PLEW. pp. 2. Summer 2007.
Hardee, James. JEDEDIAH SMITH AND THE BRIG OWHYHEE AT FORT VANCOUVER. pp. 3., BOOK REVIEWS: Eric Yung. West, Dr. Nadia. Eye of the Bear. Fall 2007.
Tuggle, Troy. TRIBUTE TO HUGH E. HAYES. pp. 2. Winter 2007.
Horn, Charles. JEDEDIAH SMITH BIOGRAPHER. pp. 299. Spring 2008.
West, Naida, Ph D. JEDEDIAH SMITH IN EYE OF THE BEAR. pp 2. Gariner, Linda. BOOK REVIEW: Palmer, Rosemary G. Jim Bridger: Trapper, Trader, and Guide. p. 1. Summer 2008
Smith, James E. JED’S LAST LETTER, A POINT OF VIEW. pp.3. Fall 2008.
Molter, Joe. 2009 Fall Rendezvous. pp 2 Jedediah Smith and the Two Fort Vancouvers pp2 Winter 2009
Woodward, Aarom. Senator Thomas Benton and the American Fur Trade. Pp2 Bloomdfquist, Roger. The Mountain Man Saddle. P.1.Book Review: Swagerty WM. Barton Barbour. Jedediah Smith – No Ordinary Mountain Man Norman: Oklahoma University Press. 2009. Spring 2009
West Naida. The End of the Frontier and its’ Legacy. P 1 Book Review: A Different Point of View: Barbour, Barton Jedediah Smith – No Ordinary Mountain Man. Norman: Oklahoma University Press. 2009. Summer 2009
Curtice, Clifford. Merle “Wishbone”, Curtice, A 20th Century Mountain Man. Pp 2. Curtice, Merle. California Gold, a poem p. 1