John Fremont on the Oregon Trail

Event Type: Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 10/20/2015
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 7:00 PM
 John C. Fremont was charged by Congress in 1843 to survey the then mostly untraveled Oregon Trail. Fremont's discoveries were important for people in the United States who were considering heading out west and populating the Oregon Country. The work of Fremont and Kit Carson made the idea of moving west look possible.

In this presentation, Loren Irving explores Fremont's life and the story of this very important Expedition through Oregon and Nevada. Irving uses the detailed daily journal entries from Fremont, including his daily miles traveled and his exquisite map and Latitude records.

The result of Irving's research into Fremont's travels and discoveries is now a large part of the current “Finding Fremont” joint exhibit between Nevada State Museum and the Deschutes Historical Museum, where it is currently located until December of this year.

Library: Downtown Bend Public Library
Location: Brooks Room
Contact: Tina Walker Davis
Contact Number: 541-312-1034
Presenter: Loren Irving
Link: "Finding Fremont" @ the Deschutes Historial Museu