Fowler's Switch

Fowler's Switch (HMHD1)

Location: Fowler, CA 93625 Fresno County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 37.767', W 119° 40.783'

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In 1872, the old Central Pacific Railroad, forerunner of the Southern Pacific, constructed a north-south line through the San Joaquin Valley, which opened the valley to commerce and settlement. The railroad contructed a switch a short distance south-easterly of this monument for loading cattle from the vast ranches of State Senator Thomas Fowler and others. The switch became known as Folwer's Switch. A town and a post office were established in 1882 and at that time the name was shortened to Fowler. Thus the construction of the railroad and the switch 100 years ago led to what became the City of Fowler.
Centennial Celebration
May 8, 1972
Jim Savage Chapter 1852
E Clampus Vitus
HM NumberHMHD1
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed1972
Placed ByE Clampus Vitus, Jim Savage Chapter 1852
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 8:24pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 260391 N 4057111
Decimal Degrees36.62945000, -119.67971667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 37.767', W 119° 40.783'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 37' 46.02" N, 119° 40' 46.98" W
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Area Code(s)559
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-116 S 7th St, Fowler CA 93625, US
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