Exeter in Tulare County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
San Joaquin Roller Mill
One Of the First Four Roller Mills in California
Erected 1978 by Dr. Samuel Gregg George Chapter 1855, E Clampus Vitus.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 36° 19.617′ N, 119° 9.987′ W. Marker is in Exeter, California, in Tulare County. Marker is at the intersection of County Road 182 and Drive 182 on County Road 182. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 29670 Road 182, Exeter CA 93221, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tulare County Election Tree (approx. 2.2 miles away); Butterfield Overland Mail (approx. 7 miles away).
More about this marker. The marker was originally erected on the Highway 198 right-of-way in 1978. A trip to view and clean markers in July of 2005 found that the marker was no longer where it had been originally placed along the highway. While standing at the site of the marker, one of the group spied the marker across the highway on Drive 182. Apparently Cal Trans employees had gotten
Regarding San Joaquin Roller Mill. Historical references point to John Firebaugh, who was credited as the founder of Exeter, as being the one that built the roller mill, but further research shows that he would have been 8 years old in 1854 when the mill started. What is known is that John Firebaugh and partners were once owners of the mill.
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