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1994 Club Medal

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Design:
Fremont' s 1st California Expedition
Designer:
Terry Woodward
   
Mintage:

100 Silver (numbered)
100 Antique Bronze
100 Copper
   
   

THE STORY: This medal commemorates the 150th anniversary of John Fremont' s 1st California exploring 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, as from this single action, not only did the river name get changed, but, later, the name for the county Itself was derived from this 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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