Woodlake (HM2M8G)

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This area for miles around was the ancestral home of the Wukchumne Yokuts until 1852 when Tulare County was established. Settlers came soon after to establish farms and cattle ranches along the north side of the Kaweah River. Floods in the 1860s caused them to move to higher grounds around what is now Woodlake. In 1872 the Wutxhumna switch was dug to bring water through the area and a small reservoir called Bravo Lake was formed. Early in the twentieth century Gilbert Stevenson of Southern California envisioned a town near a much larger lake with tourist accommodations. In 1910 the Visalia Electric Railroad was run through Stevenson's new town. By 1912 a block square two story brick commercial building was built and streets, sidewalks, sewer and water lines were being installed, commercial and residential lots being sold and the lake greatly enlarged. But alas Gilbert Stevenson's money ran out, but the town he fathered continued to flourish. In 1941 Woodlake became an incorporated city and is a still growing center of trade for farms, citrus, and cattle ranches.
HM NumberHM2M8G
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2015
Placed ByDr. Samuel Gregg George Chapter 1855 of E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 25th, 2019 at 11:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees0.00000000, 0.00000000
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
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