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CHL No. 248 Gaviota Pass - Santa Barbara


NO. 248 GAVIOTA PASS - Here, on Christmas Day, 1846, natives and soldiers from the Presidio of Santa Barbara lay in ambush for Lieutenant Colonel John C. Frémont, U.S.A., and his battalion. Frémont learned of the plot and, guided by Benjamin Foxen and his son William, came instead over the San Marcos Pass, to capture Santa Barbara without bloodshed.


Highway 101 North-Bound Rest Stop (P.M. 46.9), 1.5 Miles Northwest of Gaviota
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NO. 248 GAVIOTA PASS, Marker