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 My daughter Clara made these two moving gifs for something else when she was in grade school, but I am keeping them here. No, I didn't teach her how; she taught me. Now she lives in Redmond, WA and writes software for Microsoft!

Where's the Cannon?

This is the real mountain howitzer, drawn by Charles Preuss when the expedition was camped at Pyramid Lake.

Frémont, January 15, 1844."It was of the kind invented by the French for the mountain part if their war in Algiers; and the distance it had come with us proved how well it was adapted for its purpose. We left it, to the great sorrow of the whole party..."

go Learn more about the howitzer.

Read THE CROSSING
to find out where Frémont's Howitzer was left in 1844.


©1999, 2007
Bob Graham