This is the exciting yet tragic story of the famous pathfinder, John C. Frémont, who mapped the west for American settlement. He and his wife, Jesse, the daughter of the famous Manifest Destiny senator from Missouri, Thomas Hart Benton, led a roller-coaster life. Beginning as newlyweds, desperately in love, to conquerors of California in the Bear Revolt, from court-martial and discharge in the army to general in the same army, from social disgrace to world-wide fame and the first Republican candidate for President of the United States, from poverty to fabulous wealth in the California gold fields and back again to poverty at the end. It was a whirlwind life whose story leaves one breathless. Come and hear the reason so many things are named Frémont.