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By William R Sanford

Appropriately nicknamed "the Pathfinder," John C. Frémont blazed many trails around the Wild West. Frémont carved paths over the Rocky and Sierra Nevada mountains. He led expeditions via uncharted barren region and supplied the 1st invaluable maps of California and Oregon. even if, Frémont did greater than discover. As a soldier, he helped California struggle for its independence and served as one of many state's first senators. Authors William R. Sanford and Carl R. eco-friendly demonstrate the amazing lifetime of the Pathfinder.

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To obey Kearny was to disobey Stockton. In the midst of victory, Frémont found himself in serious trouble. Frémont sent Kearny a letter. He would obey Stockton, he wrote, until the dispute was settled. Kearny backed off. Pushing too hard, he realized, might start a civil war. He peppered Frémont with orders but let him stay on as governor. The Pathfinder did his best to govern the territory. He won the trust of the Californios by treating them fairly. He also signed purchase orders that ran up a $60,000 debt.

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It was on this trip that he met the great mountain man Kit Carson. Frémont hired Carson as his guide for $100 a month. The chance meeting led to a lifelong friendship. The expedition left from Westport, Missouri, on June 10, 1842. Frémont’s mule-drawn carts carried food, tools, a telescope, and a rubber boat. The men rolled out of their blankets at 4:30 each morning. After breakfast came the day’s trek across miles of prairie. Frémont gathered specimens and filled his journals with detailed notes.

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