San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
In February of 1853, the United States Topographical Engineers published their first detailed survey of the city, showing new streets, many named for army and naval officers. Fremont and Folsom were prominent officers; Harrison, Bryant and King held important city and port positions; Spear and Brannan had been pioneers of Yerba Buena before San Francisco had its name.
Pathfinder of the West, Fremont led three U.S. Army expeditions in 1842-1845 that helped to open the Overland Trail. In 1846 he was instrumental in the Bear Flag Rebellion and the end of Mexican rule in California, through daring and extraordinary good fortune. Dismissed from the army for arrogating excessive authority, Fremont ran for President in 1856 as a Republican on an anti-slavery ticket. In his later life he pursued many great schemes, and was always one step away from riches.
"Railroads followed the lines of his journeyings, a nation followed his
Erected by San Francisco Art Commission for the Waterfront Transportation Projects.
Location. 37° 47.023′ N, 122° 23.301′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker can be reached from The Embarcadero near Delancey Street, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 The Embarcadero, San Francisco CA 94107, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Alaska Packers (within shouting distance of this marker); Building the Seawall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brannan Street (about 400 feet away); The Oriental Warehouse (about 400 feet away); Remnants of Rincon Hill (about 400 feet away); Beale Street (about 500 feet away); Beale Street Wharf (about 500 feet away); Vernon Alley (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
More about this marker. This marker is embedded in the sidewalk.
Also see . . . John Charles Fremont - Utah History to Go. Fremont's grandest achievement was in exploring the West (Submitted on March 2, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 2, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 242 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 2, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.