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

John Charles Fremont

John Charles Fremont Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, August 19, 2005
1. John Charles Fremont Marker
Inscription. Fremont passed within sight of this spot on April 7, 1844. He is coming from the San Joaquin River to the Kings River with his mountain men guides, Thomas "Broken Hand" Fitzpatrick, Kit Carson and Alex Godey. Fremont described a vast prairie with great bands of elk, wild horses and antelope. Wolves stalked young animals nearby. He returned in 1846 and took part in the Mexican War. In that war he was served by James D. Savage, later to become a trader friend of the Indians, commander of the Mariposa Battalion, and discoverer of Yosemite. Fremont became recognized as pathfinder, U. S. Senator, Civil War general, and presidential candidate.
Erected 1984 by Jim Savage Chapter 1852, E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 28.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 36° 43.45′ N, 119° 55.213′ W. Marker is in Fresno, California, in Fresno County. Marker can be reached from West Kearney Boulevard 0.2 miles west of Fair. Click for map. Kearney park is about 8 miles outside of the city of Fresno on Kearney Blvd. The Marker is about 200 feet west of the Kearney Mansion on a small grass covered hill in the park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7160 West Kearney Boulevard, Fresno CA 93706, United States of America.
Other nearby markers.
John Charles Fremont Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, August 19, 2005
2. John Charles Fremont Marker
A local historian poses next to the marker near Kearney Mansion.
At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Forestiere Underground Gardens (approx. 6.2 miles away); The Basque Hotel (approx. 6.9 miles away); China Alley (approx. 7 miles away); Green Bush Spring (approx. 7.2 miles away); Lao Hmong American War Memorial (approx. 7.3 miles away); Fresno County Courthouse (approx. 7.3 miles away); Viva Liberation (approx. 7.3 miles away); Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (approx. 7.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fresno.
Categories. ExplorationNotable PersonsWar, Mexican-American
John Charles Fremont image. Click for full size.
Berkeley Archives, circa 1856
3. John Charles Fremont
One of many pictures taken of the pioneer explorer, General, statesman, politician and one time presidential candidate.
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. This page has been viewed 349 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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