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1994 Club Medal

Fremont's First California Expedition
Terry Woodward

100 Silver (numbered)
100 Antique Bronze
100 Copper

THE STORY: This medal commemorates the 150th anniversary of John Fremont's first California expedition. In 1844, Fremont came upon the Rio de Estanislao and renamed it the Stanislaus River. This was a significant event in the history of Stanislaus County, not only did the river name get changed, but later the name for the county itself was derived from his action. The medal depicts a bust of John Charles Fremont and a small caricature of him on horseback approaching the Stanislaus River.

Stanislaus Couny Coin Club * P.O. Box 1672
* Modesto, CA * 95353-1672

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