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Group photograph of, from left to right, General John Charles Fremont, his wife Jessie Benton Fremont and their daughter Elizabeth "Lily" Benton. They are standing in Big Trees park in front of the tree which he allegedly used as his headquarters in 1846; it was later named for him. It is said that General Fremont and his party camped for six weeks in a 14 x 16 ft. room in the tree's base. The tree was 46 ft. in circumference and 270 ft. high.

Date: May 4, 1888
Place: Santa Cruz County
Sources of Information: Printed on front and back of photo; Notable p. 669; Clark p. 125
Original Size: 7 3/4" x 4 1/2"
Medium: sepia

This photograph is the property of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries, California.

Full size: 600x347
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