The Belmont Historical Society rejected all information on Jessie Benton who held a salon at Black Point. Is Belmont – and the Buck Foundation – against saving the environment?
There is a Bill seeking to rename Mammoth Peak after my kindred, Jessie Benton Fremont. Jessie was bumped from the trip her daughter took to Yosemite and Mariposa Grove. Elizabeth Fremont met Glen Clark who built a cabin for her and her girlfriends, the first structure in this National Park. This famous mother and daughter wrote of their journeys, and life in Bear Valley located thirty miles from Yosemite.
John and Jessie discussed their anti-slavery stance, they declining their kindred William Preston’s invitation to join the Democratic party. John was nominated to run for President as a member of the newly formed Republican party. For her efforts to make Oregon and California slave-free States, Jessie deserves a mountain named after her.
“Some of the accusations made against my
father in the campaign of ’56 were ludicrous
in the extreme, too silly for serious considera-
tion. He was vehemently…
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