General John Charles Fremont and family in Big Trees Park

Group photograph of, from left to right, General John Charles Fremont, his wife Jessie Benton Fremont and their daughter Elizabeth "Lily" Benton. They are standing in Big Trees park in front of the tree which he allegedly used as his headquarters in 1846

it was later named for him. It is said that General Fremont and his party camped for six weeks in a 14 x 16 ft. room in the tree's base. The tree was 46 ft. in circumference and 270 ft. high.

Source of information: Printed on front and back of photo

Notable p. 669

Clark p. 125
Date: 1888-05-04
  • San Lorenzo Valley
  • 1880s
Rights: This photograph is the property of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries, California.

Restrictions on Use
Identifier: LH-0237


“General John Charles Fremont and family in Big Trees Park.” 1888-05-04. SCPL Local History. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.