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Fort Sutter Collection
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A collection containing letters, documents, illustrations and three maps related to Fort Sutter, Northern California.
Fort Sutter was a settlement on the Sacramento River in Northern California; it was founded in 1839 by Swiss emigrant John A. Sutter and Sutter's Fort became a center of trading activity in California. During the Bear Flag Revolt in 1846 Edward Meyer Kern, a young artist and draftsman from Philadelphia, was a member of John C. Frémont's 3rd Exploring Expedition from 1845 to 1846; Kern was later appointed first lieutenant of the California Battalion and placed in charge of Fort Sutter. The fort served as a focal point for military operations during the revolt. After the annexation of California by the United States, Kern returned home, then later joined Frémont's 4th Exploring Expedition with his brothers and was a member of the Simpson and Sitgreaves Expeditions in the Southwest.
1.92 Linear Feet (40 volumes)
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