Clovis in Fresno County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Erected 2000 by E Clampus Vitus, Jim Savage Chapter 1852.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 36° 49.517′ N, 119° 42.017′ W. Marker is in Clovis, California, in Fresno County. Marker is at the intersection of South Clovis Avenue and 4th Street, on the right when traveling north on South Clovis Avenue. Click for map. The back side of the very large granite monument can be seen from Clovis Avenue, but to read the monument you have to park and enter the courtyard next to the Tarpey Depot visitor's center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 399 South Clovis Avenue, Clovis CA 93612, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clovis Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); September 11th California Memorial (approx. 2.7 miles away); Fort Washington (approx. 5.3 miles away); Frank Chance Field 1935-1941 (approx. 6.9 miles away); Fresno Assembly Center (approx. 7.1 miles away); Fresno Traction Company (approx. 7.1 miles away); George M. Bowman (approx. 7.7 miles away); Site of Church-Sperry Mill and Mill Ditch (approx. 7.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Clovis.
More about this marker. The huge granite rock used for the monument itself was once known as the "climbing rock" and at one time sat about 100 yards south of this location directly across from a sporting goods store. It was placed there by the sporting goods store and was used by rock climbers to test out rock climbing equipment until the store closed down.
Regarding Tarpey Depot. A related monument to the San Joaquin Valley Railroad sits in Treasure Ingmire Park about a mile north on Clovis Avenue.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. This page has been viewed 1,490 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. 5. submitted on , by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of the related marker located in Treasure Ingmire Park. • Can you help?