Tulare City, Main Southern Pacific Railroad Terminal, 1872-1892

Tulare City, Main Southern Pacific Railroad Terminal, 1872-1892 (HM2MSE)

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N 36° 12.408', W 119° 20.78'

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By July 1872 the railroad had reached a site where they had planned a town to be called
"Tulare City". This they believed, by bypassing Visalia, would soon become the new county seat and a large area was allowed for the government buildings, but this was not to happen.
They constructed, along the main right of way, from San Joaquin street on the north to Elm Street on the south, the resident engineer and the road master's residences, the roundhouse, machine shop, blacksmith shop, master mechanic's office, water tank, coal bins,
stock corrals, lumber yard, commercial warehouses and the passenger and freight depot.
Beginning in 1892 all but the passenger and freight depot were relocated to the cities of Bakersfield and Fresno, both county seats and on the main line.
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Placed ByDr. Samuel Gregg George Chapter 1855 of E Clampus Vitus
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Date Added Saturday, November 9th, 2019 at 10:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 289066 N 4009438
Decimal Degrees36.20680000, -119.34633333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 12.408', W 119° 20.78'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 12' 24.48" N, 119° 20' 46.8" W
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