One of the most common names I come across in my exploring is John C Fremont, I decided to start this page to document and organize those places I come across that reference him.
John Charles Frémont or Fremont (January 21, 1813 – July 13, 1890) was an American explorer, politician, and soldier who, in 1856, became the first candidate of the Republican Party for the office of President of the United States. During the 1840s he led five expeditions into the American West.
- Fremont, California
- Fremont Indians and Fremont Indian State Park named from the river which is named after him.
- Fremont, Idaho
- Fremont Junction, Utah
- Fremont Lake in Wyoming
- Fremont, Nebraska
- Fremont Park DUP Marker
- Fremont Street in Las Vegas is named for him.
- Fremont, Utah
- Fremont, Wyoming and Fremont County
- John C. Fremont Marker UPTLA #33 in Weber County
- John C. Freemont Memorial in Parowan, Utah
- Winter Trail in Fremont Canyon
John C. Freemont Memorial
Seeking a suitable railroad route through the central Rockies, John C. Freemont and Company reached Parowan February 6, 1854.
These are Freemont’s own words, “We were all so feeble we could barely drag ourselves down the trail, but the Mormons took us in, one or two in each home, fed us, and nursed us back to health.”
On this spot Freemont himself was nursed back to health by Mrs. John C. L. Smith who later became Mrs. Wm. C. McGregor.
This location was donated to the Sons of The Utah Pioneers by the Laurence J. and Agusta D. Adams Family.
Little Salt Lake Chapter SUP
See other John C. Fremont related posts here.
Butler Bench was the high area south of Big Cottonwood Canyon Creek, from the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon west to the top of the hill at about 2700 East. It is literally a geological bench on which the main part of the city, which was known as Butler, was located.
Aragonite is a ghost town or as I like to call them, a used-to-be town located just south of Interstate 80 in Utah.
The Grassy Mountain Rest Area of I-80 eastbound overlooks the Aragonite area.
The area is named for the Aragonite mineral that was mined there. The Hastings Cutoff of the California Trail (the route the Donner Party took) also passed through this area.
In 1855 this valley was discovered by Isaac Riddle an Indian Missionary, while searching for a lost cow. The first sawmill south of the rim of the Great Basin was built on this site in 1855-1856 by Robert Richey, Jehu Blackburn and Isaac Riddle.
The first homes in the valley were erected around the mill. Pine Valley became the source of much of the lumber used in early towns of souther Utah and Nevada.
State Line Bar – Footloose Filming Location
Ren takes the others across the state line to show them what real dancing is like in the movie Footloose (1984).
Ren and the others go across the state line where they can legally dance and party, it was filmed at Atchafalaya, a bar/dance club in downtown Provo, Utah at 210 W Center which is now demolished and the Utah Valley Convention Center stands in its place.
The first road off of the Butler Bench was built in the early 1870s for the ore haulers from the mines in Big Cottonwood Canyon to take their ore to smelters in Sandy and Midvale. It wasn’t until a few years later that the road was moved by the county to follow closely to today’s Ft. Union Blvd.
I stopped by the cemetery for Pine Valley, Utah.