Sat, Nov 11|
Jack Talk: John C. Frémont, Pathfinder of the American West
Jack Lasseter returns to the Presidio with his first talk of the fall season, John C. Frémont, Pathfinder of the American West!
Time & Location
Nov 11, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Tubac, 1 Burruel St, Tubac, AZ 85646, USA
About the Event
This is the exciting and tragic story of the famous Pathfinder of the West, John C. Frémont, who mapped the West for American settlement. He, and his wife, Jess, the daughter of the famous Manifest Destiny senator from Missouri, Thomas Hart Benton, led a roller-coaster life from the just newlyweds, desperately in love, to conquerors of California in the Bear Revolt, from court-martial and discharge in the army to general in the same army, from social disgrace to world wide fame and the first Republican candidate for President of the United States, from poverty to fabulous wealth in the California gold fields and back again to poverty at the end. It was a whirlwind life, whose story leaves one breathless. There is a reason so many things are named Frémont in the West. Come and hear why!