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J Smeaton Chase
Birth: Apr. 8, 1864
Greater London, England
Death: Mar. 29, 1923
Riverside County
California, USA

J. Smeaton Chase was an early 1900's resident of Palm Springs, born in England, and an author & photographer. He wrote several books about the area. In 1913 he wrote "California Coastal Trails", a narrative of his horseback ride along the entire California coast, his most notable book. Also, "Our Araby: Palm Springs and the Garden of the Sun", a book still being sold today. He married the former Isabel White. ~ from "Palm Springs Lengends: creation of a desert oasis".
Full dates based on copies of birth, marriage, & death certificates per: Stevan Rich
Bio from "wikipedia": J. Smeaton Chase
Family links: 
  Samuel Chase (1819 - 1871)
  Jane Evans Chase (1838 - 1917)
  Isabel White Chase (1876 - 1962)
Welwood Murray Cemetery
Palm Springs
Riverside County
California, USA
Created by: Diane & John
Record added: Sep 22, 2009
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J Smeaton Chase
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J Smeaton Chase
Added by: Diane & John
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I highly recommend his book on his horse-back ride from Mexico to Oregon published in 1913 "California Coast Trails." It is an excellent portrait of early California. From his reactions to those he met along the way one can gather that he was a wonderfu...(Read more)
- B.G. Berg
 Added: May. 5, 2016

- Carl Eytel
 Added: Dec. 11, 2011
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