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The famous Fremonts and their America.

Author: Alice Eyre
Publisher: Boston, Christopher Pub. House [1961]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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Biography of Frâemont covering his important exploring expeditions, adventures in California, political activities and presidential candidacy, and fraudulent business dealings and scandals. Jessie Benton Fremont played an influential role in politics. Fremont's explorations provided the routes west for the growing America.
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Named Person: John Charles Frémont; Jessie Benton Frémont; Jessie Benton Frémont; John Charles Frémont
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alice Eyre
OCLC Number: 3443809
Description: 371 pages illustrations 24 cm
Contents: Progenitors, birth, travel --
Boyhood education --
Apprenticeship, Nicollet expedition --
Exploration joys, home tragedy, Benton influence --
Fremont courts Jessie Benton --
Marriage, exploration leadership --
Plans for first expedition west --
Platte River, Indians, buffalo --
South Pass, Fremont's Peak, river peril --
Home, fatherhood, government report --
Second expedition reaches Salt Lake, Utah --
Over the snow-clad Sierras to Sutter's --
Mapping homeward way --
St. Louis reunion, Fremont's report published --
U.S. expansion, Jessie's letters, victory news --
Hawks' Peak, Gillespie's message, Mexicans attack settlers --
Sonoma won, Bear Flag Revolt, California Battalion, Sloat victory --
Stockton and Fremont vs. Castro --
Civil government --
Pico pardoned, Los Angeles won, Mexican forces surrender to Fremont --
Stockton-Kearney quarrel, Fremont made governor --
Emissaries east, Polk's orders kept secret, Kearney disgraces Fremont --
Fremont gets sword of honor, court-martial opens --
Court-martial continues --
Pardoned, Fremont resigns, Goes west, Jessie follows --
Reunion at Golden Gate, Gold at Mariposa, Senator Fremont honored --
Travel abroad, fifth expedition west, Presidential nomination --
Mariposa claim trouble, Black Point, England, Civil War, Generalship --
Missouri Emancipation proclamation, Blair's influence, Lincoln, Fremont's recall --
Gen. Fremont re-instated by Lincoln, Blair intrigue exposed, Fremont declines Republican nomination --
Railroad building, Pocaho home, R.R. stock trouble, Bankruptcy, Arizona governorship --
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Biography of Frâemont covering his important exploring expeditions, adventures in California, political activities and presidential candidacy, and fraudulent business dealings and scandals. Jessie Benton Fremont played an influential role in politics. Fremont's explorations provided the routes west for the growing America.

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