Historic Sites and Points of Interest in Nevada County
The legendary Paiute leader; friend and guide to pioneers; breveted a "Captain" by John C. Fremont; gave his name to this valley, river and town: died near Dayton, Nevada, in 1860.
Dedicated August 10, 1974
Chief Truckee Chapter 3691
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Even though I am a veteran of the United States Air Force, I was unfamiliar with the military term, brevet.
According to Wikipedia, "a brevet was a warrant giving a commissioned officer a higher rank title as a reward for gallantry or meritorious conduct, but without receiving the authority, precedence, or pay of real rank.