Fresno in Fresno County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Moses J. Church
October 3, 1976
Erected 1976 by E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 20.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 36° 41.717′ N, 119° 44.717′ W. Marker was in Fresno, California, in Fresno County. Marker was on South Maple Avenue south of East Edgar Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. On weekends the marker is behind locked gates at the Fresno Irrigation Department on Maple in Fresno. During working hours, from
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Fresno Assembly Center (approx. 2.5 miles away); The Fresno Brewing Company (approx. 2.8 miles away); Frank Chance Field 1935-1941 (approx. 2.9 miles away); Billy Vukovich Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); Young Corbett III (approx. 3.3 miles away); Fresno Traction Company (approx. 3.4 miles away); China Alley (approx. 3.6 miles away); Honoring the Ex-Braceros and Their Contributions (approx. 3.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fresno.
Regarding Moses J. Church. Moses J Church started the irrigation canals well before the city of Fresno was even considered. As a result of the water being brought to the valley, both the cities of Fresno and Clovis came about because the area became such a bountiful agricultural area leading the railroads to bring their lines into the valley. As a result, Moses Church is recognized on this marker, on another marker in downtown Fresno (Church-Sperry Mill), and in a large marker next to his gravesite in Mountain View Cemetery put up by his friend Fulton Berry
Also see . . . Moses Church. A Find-A-Grave posting offering additional biographical information and additional photos. (Submitted on February 26, 2010.)
1. Moses J Church marker
The Fresno Irrigation District recently moved the marker from the lawn and have it in storage. No information yet on what will be done with it. The marker remains the property of E Clampus Vitus and should be replaced or moved to another suitable location if the Fresno Irrigation District no longer wants it on their property.
— Submitted October 27, 2014, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California.
Categories. • Agriculture • Man-Made Features • Notable Persons • Waterways & Vessels •
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