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Selma in Fresno County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Selma

 
 
Selma Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, circa Sept, 2009
1. Selma Marker
Located in front of the Fire Station on Front Street
Inscription. Founded along this street in the late spring and early summer of 1880 by Jacob E. Whitson, George B. Otis, Monroe Snyder and E. H. Tucker as a 40 acre townsite mapped from Whitson's homestead and wheat field. Selma boomed and first prospered here but a series of fires shifted most growth and the main business district across the tracks. Incorporation in March 1893 made Selma the second city in Fresno County.

Jim Savage Chapter 1852 E Clampus Vitus
Selma Centennial Jubilee Committee
August 10, 1980

 
Erected 1980. (Marker Number 24.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 36° 34′ N, 119° 36.767′ W. Marker is in Selma, California, in Fresno County. Marker is on West Front Street near 2nd Street, on the right. Click for map. Located in front of the fire station on Front Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1938 West Front Street, Selma CA 93662, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Frank Dusy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Libby, McNeill and Libby Cannery (approx. half a mile away); Groundwater Irrigation Beginnings
Selma Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, circa Sept 2009
2. Selma Marker
(approx. 1.4 miles away); The History of the Town Kingsburg (approx. 4.9 miles away); Fred French (approx. 4.9 miles away); George Boyle (approx. 4.9 miles away); The Historic Kingsburg Jail (approx. 4.9 miles away); Fowler's Switch (approx. 5.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Selma.
 
More about this marker. Ironically, since most of this area burned down after the settlement was started, the marker is now located at a fire station.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Selma Time Capsule image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, March 13, 2010
3. Selma Time Capsule
Time capsule installed the same date as the marker in the opposite planter, to be opened in 2080
 
 
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