The Landmark Project: CHL# 181

CHL# 181 FREMONT PEAK

On March 6, 1846, Captain John C. Frémont built a fort here on Gabilan (Gavilan) Peak (Fremont Peak). He unfurled his colors and for four days awaited the attack of a force of Californians. The battle did not materialize by the night of March 9, and Frémont broke camp and departed for Oregon.

Christine’s Note:  Uh…saw this plaque completely randomly when driving to the highway from the San Juan Bautista plaza area.  What good is a plaque 11 miles away from the actual landmark?

Descriptions of each landmark are from the California Office of Historical Preservation website.

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