Tarpey Depot

Tarpey Depot (HMHD0)

Location: Clovis, CA 93612 Fresno County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 49.517', W 119° 42.017'

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Built in 1892 as one of the three depots along the line of the San Joaquin Valley Railroad, this structure was originally located on the Tarpey Ranch just southeast of what is now the intersection of Ashlan and Clovis Avenues. In the span of its exisence, it has served as a freight and passenger depot, the La Paloma Winery office, a post office, a polling place and as the office of Billings and Fine, real estate agents for the Tarpey Village development. It is the last remnant of the San Joaquin Valley Railroad, a 26 mile route from Fresno to present day Friant built in 1891 and sold to Southern Pacific Railroad in 1893. The combination of the railroad and the 42 mile flume from Shaver Lake, built by the Fresno Flume and Irrigation Company and completed in 1894, provided the imputus for the founding of the City of Clovis.
HM NumberHMHD0
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2000
Placed ByE Clampus Vitus, Jim Savage Chapter 1852
Marker Condition
10 out of 10 (2 reports)
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 4:13am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 259165 N 4078893
Decimal Degrees36.82528333, -119.70028333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 49.517', W 119° 42.017'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 49' 31.02" N, 119° 42' 1.02" W
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Area Code(s)559
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 389 Clovis Ave, Clovis CA 93612, US
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I Saw The Marker

Nice tribute to the area. Located in downtown Clovis by the visitor center

Jan 4, 2019 at 7:41pm PST by mandylbk

I Saw The Marker

Right next to the Clovis visitor center
Nice tribute to the area

Jan 4, 2019 at 7:39pm PST by mandylbk

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