I consider John C. Fremont to be one of the more interesting figures in history, and one that is almost forgotten today. He was an explorer, and was responsible for mapping large portions of the western United States. He was friends with Kit Carson, and Kit served as guide on many of his expeditions. He was a teacher of Mathematics, and ran fro president in 1856 on a staunch anti-slavery platform, under the slogan, "Free Soil, Free Man, Fremont". He also served in the Mexican American war, and was a Civil War general. He also served as the governor of the Arizona Territory. As many men who were ahead of their time, Fremont died forgotten in 1890 in New York.
Have you noticed how terrible the movies are these days? It is like there are no good writers left. When I read about men like Fremont, I wonder why they do not make movies about true stories. There would be at least a dozen good movies that could be made about his life.