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

Tulare County Election Tree

 
 
Tulare County Election Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 22, 2011
1. Tulare County Election Tree Marker
Inscription. Under a nearby tree a party commanded by Major James D. Savage, on July 10, 1852, conducted an election by which Tulare County was organized. Woodsville, Site of Wood's Cabin, the first small town settled by white men in Tulare County, and first county seat, was located about one-half mile sough of this marker. This general area, the delta of the Kaweah River, was also known as the "Four Creek Country."
 
Erected 2001 by Tulare County Historical Society.
 
Location. 36° 21.506′ N, 119° 10.586′ W. Marker is in Visalia, California, in Tulare County. Marker is on Charter Oak Drive, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17575 Charter Oak Drive, Visalia CA 93292, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. San Joaquin Roller Mill (approx. 2.2 miles away); Butterfield Overland Mail (approx. 6.7 miles away).
 
Regarding Tulare County Election Tree. There was an original plaque placed by the California Centennial Commission with the base being furnished by the Tulare County Historical Society on July 10, 1949. The plaque was destroyed by vandals. This replacement
Tulare County Election Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 22, 2011
2. Tulare County Election Tree Marker
was dedicated on February 5, 2011.
 
Also see . . .
1. Announcement of the Re-Dedication. The public is invited to attend the free re-dedication of The Charter Oak, better known as the Election Tree. (Submitted on January 21, 2012.) 

2. Re-Dedication Program. Includes both tree and marker history. (Submitted on January 21, 2012.) 
 
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Tulare County Election Tree Markers image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 22, 2011
3. Tulare County Election Tree Markers
On the left is the new marker. To its right is the granite base which once held the 1949 marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 619 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of the original plaque. • Can you help?
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