Here are some sources for Fremont History. John was not a perfect man, but, he grabbed a huge land mass from under the nose of the British Empire without firing a shot – in most cases! He thwarted the fake religious mission of priest MacNamara.
In 1844, Eugene Macnamara, an Irish priest with a shadowy history, began promoting his plan to create an Irish colony in California. In both Washington and Mexico, Macnamara and his plan were viewed as suspicious, even dangerous, yet once the U.S. war with Mexico gained California for the United States, the priest and his plan were largely forgotten. Both period documents and new discoveries make a valuable resource for understanding American, Mexican, and Irish history. Illustrations and maps offer a fascinating glimpse of real history that nearly created a very different present.