Original Circus Site / First Post Office / Country Stores

Original Circus Site / First Post Office / Country Stores (HM143R)

Location: Fountain Valley, CA 92708 Orange County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 42.093', W 117° 57.75'

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Original Circus Site
The Escalante Circus placed its tent here for its annual performance. The circus parade started here, moved east to Ward, north to Warner, west to Wintersberg (now in Huntington Beach) and returned.

First Post Office
In 1899 a Post Office was established in Fountain Valley in the Country Store. Renamed Talbert due to duplication. Combined with Santa Ana in 1907. Redesignated Fountain Valley in 1957.

Country Stores
Between 1896 and 1898 a country store was started by John Corbett, then owned by Tom Talbert, later by Joe Parsons, and finally by Bob Harper. In 1916 another store was built across Bushard Street by Bob Harper.
HM NumberHM143R
Series This marker is part of the Postal Mail and Philately series
Marker Number2, 4 & 16
Year Placed1976
Placed ByFountain Valley Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 2:33pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 410803 N 3729480
Decimal Degrees33.70155000, -117.96250000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 42.093', W 117° 57.75'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 42' 5.58" N, 117° 57' 45.00" W
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Area Code(s)714, 626, 949
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9520 Talbert Ave, Fountain Valley CA 92708, US
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