On this day in 1890 John C. Fremont, the very namesake of Fremont County, took his last breath.
Fremont, or “The Pathfinder” as he would later be called, was one of the many explorers sent out to expand the knowledge of the American West.
Fremont started exploring the Wind River chain of the Rocky Mountains in 1842. He examined the Oregon Trail through South Pass, collected valuable info on rivers, the fertility of the land, and the nature of the beautiful mountains of WY. With his team of 25 men including the mountain man and guide Kit Carson, Fremont started at Green River and traversed the Wind River Mountain Range. He later went on to explore, map, and document much more of the western lands of the United States.We for one are happy he got the opportunity to explore the beautiful land that we have the privilege to call home