Surrounding the Rendezvous Era 1825-1840
|1804||Lewis and Clark leave St. Louis for the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean|
|1806||Lewis and Clark return to St. Louis from their cross-continent exploration, bearing news of the abundant fur resources in the Rocky Mountains.|
|1810||Alfred Jacob Miller is born in Baltimore, Maryland.|
|1811||First documented Euro-Americans enter present-day Sublette County, Wyoming.|
|1812||Robert Stuart becomes the first Euro-American to cross South Pass.|
|1822||Henry-Ashley Fur Company with Jim Bridger, Thomas Fitzpatrick and Jedediah Smith establish a trading post at the mouth of the Yellowstone River.|
|1824||Jedediah Smith uses South Pass.
First rendezvous held in the Rocky Mountains.
|1825||First rendezvous held at Henry's Fork of the Green River.|
|1830||Start of the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade Company.|
|1832||Capt. Benjamin L.E. Bonneville establises Fort Bonneville just west of present-day Pinedale, Wyoming.
Capt. William Drummond Stewart sails to America.
|1833||First of the six Green River Rendezvous.
Alfred Jacob Miller studies art in France and Italy.
William Drummond Stewart travels west to his first rendezvous.
|1836||First white women, Narcissa Whitman Prentiss and Eliza Hart Spalding, cross South Pass with their missionary husbands.
Alfred Jacob Miller opens a studio and gallery in New Orleans, Louisiana.
|1837||Alfred Jacob Miller accompanies his patron, William Drummond Stewart, to the Green River Rendezvous. AJM returns with approximately 100 pen-and-ink sketches and watercolors of the people, places and events of the trip.
Financial panic in the east affects the fur trade, and the business of the rendezvous begins to move into forts.
|1838||William Drummond Stewart attends his last rendezvous.|
|1839||Alfred Jacob Miller exhibits oils at the Apollo Gallery, New York.|
|1840||Last rendezvous held on the Green River.
Alfred Jacob Miller sails for Murthly Castle, Perthshire, Scotland to begin a two-year commission for Sir William Drummond Stewart.
|1842||William Drummond Stewart visits the Green River Valley for the last time.|
|1843||Emigrants begin regular use of the Oregon Trail.|
|1846||William Drummond Stewart publishes semiautobiographical, Altowan.|
|1871||Following his death, William Drummond Stewart's art collection and other possessions are sold at auction.|
|1874||Alfred Jacob Miller dies in Baltimore, Maryland.|