Fremont Street

Fremont Street (HM1QWL)

Location: San Francisco, CA 94107 San Francisco County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 47.023', W 122° 23.301'

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This marker consists of six plaques arranged in a 2 X 3 pattern. The top left plaque is the title plaque and may contain some text. The top right plaque displayed an arrow which points in the direction of the named street. Other plaques contain biographical information on the person for whom the street is named, appropriate quotation(s) and relevant illustrations, cast in bronze.

In February of 1853, the United States Topographical Engineers published their first detailed survey of the city, showing new streets, many named for army and naval officers. Fremont and Folsom were prominent officers; Harrison, Bryant and King held important city and port positions; Spear and Brannan had been pioneers of Yerba Buena before San Francisco had its name.

Pathfinder of the West, Fremont led three U.S. Army expeditions in 1842-1845 that helped to open the Overland Trail. In 1846 he was instrumental in the Bear Flag Rebellion and the end of Mexican rule in California, through daring and extraordinary good fortune. Dismissed from the army for arrogating excessive authority, Fremont ran for President in 1856 as a Republican on an anti-slavery ticket. In his later life he pursued many great schemes, and was always one step away from riches.

"Railroads followed the lines of his journeyings, a nation followed his maps to their resting places. and many cities have risen on the ashes of his campfires." — Jesse Fremont.
Placed BySan Francisco Art Commission for the Waterfront Transportation Projects
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Date Added Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 553858 N 4181994
Decimal Degrees37.78371667, -122.38835000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 47.023', W 122° 23.301'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 47' 1.38" N, 122° 23' 18.06" W
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Area Code(s)415, 650, 408, 510
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 600 The Embarcadero, San Francisco CA 94107, US
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