John Charles Fremont

John Charles Fremont (HM13C3)

Location: San Juan Bautista, CA 95045 Sacramento County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 45.536', W 121° 30.206'

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1813 - 1890

John Charles Fremont was a naturalist, explorer, scientist and Captain with the U.S. Topographical Engineers on his third expedition to the West when he camped on this mountain. His assignment was to survey, map, chart trails and find the shortest route between the East and the West for the U.S. Government.
Besides his military activities in California, Fremont is remembered for giving San Francisco's "Golden Gate" its name; he was the military Governor of California for 50 days; he won the Republican nomination for the Presidency; and he was a Major General in the Civil War and was Territorial Governor of Arizona.
Fremont's friends called him "the west's greatest adventurer," "a man unafraid," "The Pathfinder" and "The Pathmaker of the West."
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HM NumberHM13C3
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
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Marker Number181
Year Placed1989
Placed ByMonterey Viejo Chapter No.1846, E. Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 11:22am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 633582 N 4069174
Decimal Degrees36.75893333, -121.50343333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 45.536', W 121° 30.206'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 45' 32.16" N, 121° 30' 12.36" W
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Area Code(s)831, 408
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 479 Fremont Peak State Park, San Juan Bautista CA 95045, US
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