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Visalia in Tulare County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Butterfield Overland Mail

 
 
Butterfield Overland Mail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patrick Barszcz, May 31, 2010
1. Butterfield Overland Mail Marker
Inscription. At this place, near midnight Oct. 8, 1858, Visalians greeted with an anvil salute, the first coach of the pioneer line to arrive from St. Louis. The Visalians' hearty welcome caused the only "through" passenger to remark "They ought to be remembered in the history of the town, so I hereby immortalize them.”
 
Erected 1973 by Jim Savage Chapter 1852, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Butterfield Overland Mail, and the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 36° 19.814′ N, 119° 17.523′ W. Marker is in Visalia, California, in Tulare County. Marker is on East Main Street west of North Church Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 116 East Main St.reet, Visalia CA 93277, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tulare County Election Tree (approx. 6.7 miles away); San Joaquin Roller Mill (approx. 7 miles away); Traver (approx. 13.5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  History of Visalia. In 1858 Visalia was added to John Butterfield's Overland Stage route from St. Louis to San Francisco. A plaque commemorating the
Butterfield Overland Stage image. Click for full size.
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2. Butterfield Overland Stage
A picture of an early Butterfield Overland Stage in the hills of California.
location can be found at 116 East Main Street. Included in the early crop of citizens were some notorious and nasty individuals who preyed upon the travelers along the Butterfield Stage route. Many saloons and hotels sprouted up around the stage stop downtown and commerce was brisk if a bit risky.
(Submitted on June 3, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Events
 
Restored Stage Coach image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa unknown
3. Restored Stage Coach
A well-restored Butterfield Overland Stage coach from a private collector.
Butterfield Overland Mail Marker before it was dedicated image. Click for full size.
By Fresno Bee, circa 1973
4. Butterfield Overland Mail Marker before it was dedicated
Ken Fryer and Ken Cruff hold the brass plaque in this Fresno Bee photograph taken a week before the dedication.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Patrick Barszcz of Visalia, California. This page has been viewed 1,271 times since then and 33 times this year. Last updated on , by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Patrick Barszcz of Visalia, California.   2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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