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

Wardlow Home / Red Car

 
 
Wardlow Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Greg Ullman, September 12, 2012
1. Wardlow Home Marker
Inscription.
Wardlow Home
Bruce and Martha Wardlow came here in 1896. He farmed 300 acres and was very prominent in local affairs.

Red Car
The Santa Ana/Huntington Beach Pacific Electric Spur Line began transporting people in 1909. In 1922 the line closed for passenger service and the lines were torn out in 1930. The Red Car ran along Bushard.
 
Erected 1976 by Fountain Valley Historical Society. (Marker Number 9, 24.)
 
Location. 33° 42.157′ N, 117° 57.788′ W. Marker is in Fountain Valley, California, in Orange County. Marker is on Bushard Street, on the right when traveling south. 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. School Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); First City Hall / First School (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Talbert Drainage District (about 300 feet away); Blacksmith Shops (about 400 feet away); Slaughter House (about 400 feet away); Original Circus Site / First Post Office / Country Stores
Red Car Marker image. Click for full size.
By Greg Ullman, September 12, 2012
2. Red Car Marker
(about 400 feet away); Talbert Home (about 800 feet away); "All Saints Anglican Church" (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fountain Valley.
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers
 
Markers 9 and 24 are located at the east entrance of the Senior Community Center parking lot. image. Click for full size.
By Greg Ullman, May 22, 2012
3. Markers 9 and 24 are located at the east entrance of the Senior Community Center parking lot.
The Red Car turned at this intersection image. Click for full size.
By Greg Ullman, September 12, 2012
4. The Red Car turned at this intersection
The streetcar line traveled north (toward the viewer) from Huntington Beach to the intersection now with traffic lights, and turned east (to the viewer's left) to Santa Ana. The historical marker is at the right side of the photo.
View of Wardlow Home / Red Car Marker image. Click for full size.
By Greg Ullman, September 17, 2012
5. View of Wardlow Home / Red Car Marker
The Wardlow home was located where the parking lot of the Senior Community Center is today.
 
 
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