See the context of this sign.

Fremont's Fort

General John C. Fremont, 1813-1890. A noted military
man, explorer, topographer, senator & businessman,
Fremont was also a miner. He settled in Mariposa
County living just outside Bear Valley.

He operated the Josephine, Pine Tree & Princeton
Mines and other claims. In 1858 he returned from
his travels to operate his mines and found many
had been "jumped." In taking them back a feud
developed with several groups, one being the
"Horintas League" which tried to seize one of his
mines. After that incident a fort was built to
defend the "only" access to the mines.
Afterward his battles were in the courtroom

Dedicated by
Matuca Chapter 1849
E Clampus Vitus
May 29, 1994 (5999)
Credo Quia Absurdum

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