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Goleta in Santa Barbara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Gaviota Pass

Fremont-Foxen Memorial

 
 
Gaviota Pass Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 18, 2003
1. Gaviota Pass Marker
Inscription. Here on Christmas Day, 1846 natives and soldiers from the Presidio of Santa Barbara lay in ambush for Lt. Col. John C. Fremont, U.S.A. and his battalion. Advised of the plot, Fremont was guided over the San Marcos Pass by Benjamin Foxen and his son William, and captured Santa Barbara without bloodshed.
 
Erected by Santa Barbara Parlor No. 116 Native Sons of the Golden West and Lions Club of Santa Maria. (Marker Number 248.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 34° 29.12′ N, 120° 13.712′ W. Marker is in Goleta, California, in Santa Barbara County. Marker is on State Highway 101, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located in the northbound rest stop at Gaviota State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Goleta CA 93117, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Past and Future Las Cruces Adobe (approx. 1.6 miles away); Las Cruces The Crosses (approx. 1.6 miles away); Arroyo Hondo Fish Passage & Upstream Habitat Restoration (approx. 5.1 miles
Gaviota Pass Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 18, 2003
2. Gaviota Pass Marker
away); Mission Santa Ines (approx. 9.2 miles away); La Purisima Mission - 1 Mile (approx. 15.9 miles away); La Purisima Mission State Historic Park (approx. 16.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Gaviota Pass. A youtube video of a drive through Caviota Pass on US 101. Hold on to your seat! (Submitted on December 18, 2011.) 
 
Categories. ExplorationMilitaryNative Americans
 
Gaviota Pass image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 18, 2003
3. Gaviota Pass
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By Michael Kindig, April 18, 2003
4. Gaviota Pass
Gaviota Rest Area image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 18, 2003
5. Gaviota Rest Area
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 16, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 545 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 16, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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