NO. 181 FREMONT PEAK - On March 6, 1846, Captain John C. Frémont built a fort here on Gabilan (Gavilan) Peak (Fremont Peak). He unfurled his colors and for four days awaited the attack of a force of Californians. The battle did not materialize by the night of March 9, and Frémont broke camp and departed for Oregon.
Fremont Peak State Park, 11 mi S of Hwy 156 via San Juan Canyon Rd. The state plaque is located in Abbey Park, SE corner of Fourth and Muckelem Sts, San Juan Bautista