Gaviota Pass

California State Historic Landmark 248

Plaque exists. No site exists. Landmark location.

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#248 Gaviota Pass
Fremont - Foxen Memorial

Here, on Christmas day, 1846, natives and soldiers from the Presidio of Santa Barbara lay in ambush for Lt. Col. John C. Fremont, U.S.A. and his battalion. Advised of the plot, Fremont was guided over the San Marcos Pass by Benjamin Foxen and his son William, and captured Santa Barbara without bloodshed.

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N-bound Hwy 101 rest stop (PM 46.9), 1.5 mi NW of Gaviota.

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