Sanger (HMIQR)

Location: Sanger, CA 93657 Fresno County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 42.383', W 119° 33.733'

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Founded by the Pacific Improvement Co. following the completion of Southern Pacific's east side railroad in May 1888. Its name honors Joseph Sanger, Jr., Indiana rail executive. Sanger, supported by a rich fruit citrus farming district which later made it a fruit and packing center, soon eclipsed neighboring Centerville.

In 1890, Sanger became an important part of a major Sierra Nevada logging operation, with a mill which operated nearly four decades. The 54 mile Millwood Flume (later extended to Hume) terminated here. Sanger's ties to the Sierra and support of the annual Yule pilgrimage to the General Grant Tree earned its designation as the nation's Christmas Tree City. The City of Sanger was incorporated on May 15, 1911. The S. P. depot, built in 1888 and now Sanger's oldest building, was moved to this location for use as a museum in 1977.

Jim Savage Chapter E Clampus Vitus 1852
Dedicated July 4, 1988
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series, and the More Than Words series.
Marker Number32
Year Placed1988
Placed ByE Clampus Vitus
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Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 6:07pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 271128 N 4065361
Decimal Degrees36.70638333, -119.56221667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 42.383', W 119° 33.733'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 42' 22.98" N, 119° 33' 43.98" W
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Area Code(s)559
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1154 N Wood Ave, Sanger CA 93657, US
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