Friday, November 27, 2009

California Historical Landmark #955

Trail of the John C. Frémont 1844 Expedition
California State Historical Landmark #955

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This landmark is located at the northwest corner of junction of Highway 88 and Calaveras River. There are 24 other California State Historical Landmarks in San Joaquin County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 38° 03.130 W 121° 11.290.

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California Historical Landmark #995

Frémont's historic second overland expedition of 1843-44 was the first in which he reached California. He and his companions entered California in the dead of winter, camped across the snowbound Sierra, spent a month at Sutter's Fort in the Sacramento Valley, and then continued south through the San Joaquin Valley. Frémont's report added to the growing American interest in the Far West and California, making this 1844 expedition one of the most influential events in American westward expansion. Frémont camped at this site on March 26, 1844.

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