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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Barstow in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

John Charles Fremont

1813-1890

 
 
John Charles Fremont Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 16, 2011
1. John Charles Fremont Marker
Inscription. Called “Pathfinder”, he was known as the west’s greatest adventurer, noted for bravery and his meticulously recorded notes on vegetation and geography. On his 3rd expedition across California in 1845 he, along with Kit Carson, led the California pioneers to rebel against Mexico to gain independence.
 
Erected 2006 by Barstow's Main Street Mural Project.
 
Location. 34° 53.919′ N, 117° 1.504′ W. Marker is in Barstow, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is on East Main Street (Business Interstate 15), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 222 East Main Street, Barstow CA 92311, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jedediah Smith (a few steps from this marker); Kit Carson (a few steps from this marker); Father Garces (a few steps from this marker); General Steven Watts Kearny (a few steps from this marker); Mojave Runners (within shouting distance of this marker); Amiel Weeks Whipple (within shouting distance of this marker); Christiansen Memorial Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Calico Mountain Mines (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Barstow.
 
Regarding John Charles Fremont.
John Charles Fremont Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 16, 2011
2. John Charles Fremont Marker
The portraits of John C. Fremont and Amiel W. Whipple have been reversed.
The Early Explorers is the subject of the sixth mural in the series. Barstow’s Main Street murals are intended to illustrate Barstow’s past and enhance its future. The murals line historic Route 66, the Mother Road. The murals depict aspects of the history of Barstow and the surrounding area. New murals are added annually.
 
Also see . . .
1. John C. Fremont. (Submitted on December 16, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. Main Street Murals. (Submitted on December 16, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
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John Charles Fremont Portrait image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 16, 2011
3. John Charles Fremont Portrait
The portrait of John C. Fremont above the Amiel W. Whipple marker.
John Charles Fremont Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 16, 2011
4. John Charles Fremont Marker
The Fremont marker is on the right.
Barstow's Main Street Murals Directory image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 16, 2011
5. Barstow's Main Street Murals Directory
[click image to enlarge]
Historic Murals on Route 66’s last existing
“Main St”
Illustrating Barstow’s Past to Enhance Its Future

Working to build pride and unity within our community and revitalize Historic Downtown Barstow through the preservation and celebration of our rich cultural heritage through education programs, walking tours, public art and festivals.

We welcome new members who appreciate the power of public art and have a vision for how it can become a revitalizing force in the community.
For further information Tel: 760 257 1052
www.mainstreetmurals.com
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 494 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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