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

Talbert Drainage District

 
 
Talbert Drainage District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Greg Ullman, May 22, 2012
1. Talbert Drainage District Marker
Inscription. Local landowners gave Sam Talbert the job of draining "Gospel Swamp." He built a river levee, and dredged huge ditches on the east side of all major roads that ran south to the ocean.
 
Erected 1976 by Fountain Valley Historical Society. (Marker Number 19.)
 
Location. 33° 42.11′ N, 117° 57.766′ 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 west on Talbert Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fountain Valley CA 92708, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Original Circus Site / First Post Office / Country Stores (within shouting distance of this marker); First City Hall / First School (within shouting distance of this marker); Blacksmith Shops (within shouting distance of this marker); School Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Wardlow Home / Red Car (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "All Saints Anglican Church" (about 500 feet away); Talbert Home (about 500 feet away); Section Houses (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fountain Valley.
 
Categories. AgricultureEnvironmentWaterways & Vessels
 
Talbert Drainage District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Greg Ullman, September 12, 2012
2. Talbert Drainage District Marker
Marker is visible mounted on the block wall.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Greg Ullman of Fountain Valley, California. This page has been viewed 440 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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