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

Fountain Springs

 
 
Fountain Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, December 31, 2011
1. Fountain Springs Marker
Inscription. One and one-half miles northwest of this point the settlement of Fountain Springs was established before 1855. It was at the junction of the Stockton-Los Angeles Road and the road to the Kern River gold mines. From 1858 to 1861, Fountain Springs was a station on the Butterfield Overland Mail route.
 
Erected 1958 by California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Tulare County Historical Society. (Marker Number 648.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Butterfield Overland Mail, and the California Historical Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 35° 53.559′ N, 118° 55.112′ W. Marker is in Fountain Springs, California, in Tulare County. Marker is at the intersection of Avenue 56 (County Route J22) and Old Stage Coach Road, on the right when traveling east on Avenue 56. Click for map. Located to the right of the Fountain Springs Store/Bar/Restaurant. Marker is in this post office area: Porterville CA 93257, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Stage Road (here, next to this marker); "El Cojo" (within shouting distance of this marker); GarcÚs Baptismal Site (approx. 10.1 miles away but has
Fountain Springs Marker next to Old Stage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, December 31, 2011
2. Fountain Springs Marker next to Old Stage Marker
been reported missing); Tule River Indian Reservation (approx. 11.8 miles away); Woody (approx. 13.9 miles away); Joseph Weringer, Sr. (approx. 13.9 miles away); Tule River Stage Station (approx. 14.1 miles away); Lavers Crossing (approx. 15.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fountain Springs.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 420 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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