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Kansas State Capitol - Online tour - Col. John C. Fremont

Col. John C. Fremont by Lumen Martin WinterSecond Level

Col. John C. Frémont by Lumen Martin Winter, second floor rotunda, southeast corner

Frémont’s exploring earned him the name “The Pathfinder.” Between 1842 and 1846 he led three major expeditions into the West. His reports contained important scientific information but they also were very popular reading and made him a hero of westward expansion.