Thursday, February 19, 2015

John C. and Jessie Ann Fremont, California Pioneers...

We recently finished reading Jessie Benton Fremont, California Pioneer by Marguerite Higgins as part of the Beautiful Feet History of California guide.  The Fremont's were instrumental in California's admission to the Union.  John C. Fremont was a pioneer, explorer, and statesman.  His wife Jessie Ann penned his exploration journals of the West.  She showed great courage and strength time and time again through adversity. 

The Fremont's were an interesting couple.  Their deep love for each other, as well as their country shined through.  Higgins book was well written.  However, the chapters were a bit long to read in one sitting, especially for younger children.  Next time around, I may split them in half. 

Below is a photo of RileyAnn's notebooking page....
I was gifted a copy of Jessie Benton Fremont, California Pioneer in exchange for a review.  However, all opinions are solely mine based upon my experience with the book.

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