#0995 Trail of the John C. Fremont 1844 Expedition


#0995 Trail of the John C. Fremont 1844 Expedition

Site information:

NW corner of junction of Hwy 88 and Calaveras River

Nothing remains of this site, as far as I know.

38.052130, -121.188059

Plaque information:

Private plaque located in front of the Dodge House, at the Sorrelle Winery, just north of the river.

38.052622, -121.189558

Plaque text:

General John C. Fremont camped on this site March 26, 1844.

Marked by the El Toyon Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1925

OHP description:

Fremont'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. Fremont'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. Fremont camped at this site on March 26, 1844.

Registered 2/11/1991