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Challenge Question

John C. Fremont is my name. I was sent by the Army to explore California. I traveled along the Old Mojave Road in the 1840s.

I wrote in my journal "It's the roughest and rockiest road we have ever seen. No one can imagine our intolerable (not bearable) thirst while journeying over the hot yellow sands."