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.