#0248 Gaviota Pass


#0248 Gaviota Pass

Site information:

Northbound State Hwy 101 rest stop (P.M. 46.9), 1.5 mi NW of Gaviota

34.485294, -120.228550

Plaque information:

Private plaque

Plaque text:

Gaviota Pass
Fremont - Foxen Memorial

Here on Christmas Day, 1846 natives and soldiers from the Presidio of Santa Barbara lay in ambush for Lt. Col. John C. Fremont, U.S.A. and his battalion. Advised of the plot, Fremont was guided over the San Marcos Pass by Benjamin Foxen and his son William, and captured Santa Barbara without bloodshed.

Erected jointly by Santa Barbara Parlor No. 116 Native Sons of the Golden West and Lions Club of Santa Maria<p.
Registered 6/2/1937