Here, on Christmas Day, 1846, natives and soldiers from the Presidio of Santa Barbara lay in ambush for Lieutenant Colonel John C. Frémont, U.S.A., and his battalion. Frémont learned of the plot and, guided by Benjamin Foxen and his son William, came instead over the San Marcos Pass, to capture Santa Barbara without bloodshed.
Registration Date: 6/2/1937
County: Santa Barbara
N-bound State Hwy 101 rest stop (P.M. 46.9), 1.5 mi NW of Gaviota
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