“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.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationGovernment & PoliticsIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWar, Mexican-AmericanWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1947.
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.
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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. 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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7160 West Kearney Boulevard, Fresno CA 93706, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. 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); William Saroyan House Museum (approx. 6.3 miles away); "100th Anniversary of the Arrival of the Railroad to the San Joaquin Valley" (approx. 6.7 miles away); Kogetsu-Do (approx. 7 miles away); China Alley (approx. 7 miles away); Lao Hmong American War Memorial (approx. 7.3 miles away); Fresno County Courthouse (approx. 7.3 miles away); Via Liberation (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fresno.
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 was last revised on November 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 28, 2014, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. This page has been viewed 624 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 28, 2014, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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