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San Miguel in San Luis Obispo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Lt. Col. John C. Fremont

 
 
Lt. Col. John C. Fremont Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, May 7, 2011
1. Lt. Col. John C. Fremont Marker
Inscription. Lt. Col. John C. Fremont and his 430 American volunteers camped on this hill December 10 - 11, 1846 and took the Mission San Miguel.

Fremont's march from San Juan Bautista to San Fernando brought about the Cahuenga Capitulation January 13, 1847, ending the Mexican War in California.
 
Erected 1930 by Native Sons/Native Daughters of the Golden West & Paso Robles Women's Club.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 35° 44.733′ N, 120° 41.817′ W. Marker is in San Miguel, California, in San Luis Obispo County. Marker is on Mission Street. Click for map. This marker is in Fr. Reginald Memorial Park, on Mission Street between San Luis Obispo Road and 9th Street. Just across San Luis Obispo Road from Mission San Miguel Arcangel. Marker is in this post office area: San Miguel CA 93451, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mission Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Mission Fields (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cross of El Camino Real (about 400 feet away); Mission San Miguel Arcangel
Lt. Col. John C. Fremont Monument image. Click for full size.
By James King, September 30, 2012
2. Lt. Col. John C. Fremont Monument
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Fr. Fidelis Wieland, O.F.M (approx. 0.3 miles away); Elkhorn Saloon (approx. 0.4 miles away); Original Site Of San Miguel School (approx. 0.4 miles away); San Miguel Cemetery District (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in San Miguel.
 
More about this marker. The arrow on top of the monument points to the hillside in question but trees in the neighborhood now obscure the view from this location in all but the leafless winter months.
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, Mexican-American
 
Father Reginald Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By James King, July 10, 2011
3. Father Reginald Memorial Park
Fremont monument is at the extreme right and Mission San Miguel is beyond. Park dedication monument is to the left.
Campsite of John C. Fremont & his Volunteers image. Click for full size.
By James King, September 30, 2012
4. Campsite of John C. Fremont & his Volunteers
Looking northwest from where San Luis Obispo Road bends and becomes K Street. The Hwy 101 bridge over 10th Street is visible to the right.
Fr. Reginald Park Dedication Monument image. Click for full size.
By James King, July 10, 2011
5. Fr. Reginald Park Dedication Monument
This monument is about 40 feet from the Fremont monument. Father Reginald Park was built and is maintained by the Native Sons of the Golden West, San Miguel Parlor #150 for the benefit of the community. Additional sponsorship for the tables was by the Native Daughters of the Golden West, San Miguel Parlor #94, the San Miguel Lions Club and the San Miguel Seniors.
Park Dedication Plaque Placed on November 4, 1995 image. Click for full size.
By James King, May 7, 2011
6. Park Dedication Plaque Placed on November 4, 1995
Dedicated in memory of
Father Reginald McDonough
5-4-11 8-26-88
By
Native Sons of the Golden West
San Miguel Parlor No. 150
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 504 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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