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History of Fremont Peak State Park
Fremont Peak was not always Fremont Peak, you know. Before American explorer John C. Fremont found the place, it was known as Gavilan Peak. Mr. Fremont was also a captain in the U.S. Army Corps and in 1846 he and his crew were surveying the peak for its strategic military value. The local Mexican authority, General Jose Castro felt that this was a threat and ordered the men to leave the state. In response, Fremont built a makeshift stockade and raised an American flag on top of the peak. The U.S. Consul in Monterey wasn’t feeling Mr. Fremont’s movement either and thus he was duly ordered to leave the area. Eventually on a windy night, the flagpole which once stood prominently above the peak was blown down. Needless to say, Fremont and his men left the area and it is now a registered California Historical Landmark.