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Fountain Valley in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Original Circus Site / First Post Office / Country Stores

 
 
Original Circus Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Greg Ullman, September 12, 2012
1. Original Circus Site Marker
Inscription.
Original Circus Site
The Escalante Circus placed its tent here for its annual performance. The circus parade started here, moved east to Ward, north to Warner, west to Wintersberg (now in Huntington Beach) and returned.

First Post Office
In 1899 a Post Office was established in Fountain Valley in the Country Store. Renamed Talbert due to duplication. Combined with Santa Ana in 1907. Redesignated Fountain Valley in 1957.

Country Stores
Between 1896 and 1898 a country store was started by John Corbett, then owned by Tom Talbert, later by Joe Parsons, and finally by Bob Harper. In 1916 another store was built across Bushard Street by Bob Harper.
 
Erected 1976 by Fountain Valley Historical Society. (Marker Number 2, 4 & 16.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Postal Mail and Philately marker series.
 
Location. 33° 42.093′ N, 117° 57.75′ W. Marker is in Fountain Valley, California, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of Talbert Avenue and Bushard Street, on the right when traveling east on Talbert Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fountain Valley CA 92708, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
First Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Greg Ullman
2. First Post Office Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Talbert Drainage District (within shouting distance of this marker); Blacksmith Shops (within shouting distance of this marker); First City Hall / First School (within shouting distance of this marker); School Bell (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); "All Saints Anglican Church" (about 400 feet away); Talbert Home (about 400 feet away); Wardlow Home / Red Car (about 400 feet away); Section Houses (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fountain Valley.
 
Categories. EntertainmentIndustry & Commerce
 
Country Stores Marker image. Click for full size.
By Greg Ullman
3. Country Stores Marker
Fountain Valley Markers 2, 4 and 16 image. Click for full size.
By Greg Ullman
4. Fountain Valley Markers 2, 4 and 16
Markers and Street Corner as Seen From the North image. Click for full size.
By Greg Ullman
5. Markers and Street Corner as Seen From the North
Markers are visible at the far left of the photo.
Markers and Street Corner as Seen From the West image. Click for full size.
By Greg Ullman
6. Markers and Street Corner as Seen From the West
Markers are visible above the crosswalk.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Greg Ullman of Fountain Valley, California. This page has been viewed 500 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Greg Ullman of Fountain Valley, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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