After arriving in California in 1850, Zabreskie worked in San Francisco as an associate of J. W. Hartman. He was a draftsman for the Surveyor General's office until his death in the Sandwich Islands on Oct. 28, 1857. Zabreskie Point in Death Valley is named for him. Exh: Mechanics' Inst. (SF), 1857.
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