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By Denise Boose, December 31, 2011
California Hot Springs Resort and Marker
California (Tulare County), California Hot Springs — California Hot Springs
The first people to use the hot springs were the Bokninuwad Yokuts also called "Hoeynche" who called it "Kahtililkau" hot water. In the late 1870's T.J. and N.B. Witt filed claim to Upper Deer Creek "Hoyen Idik" which included the several hots . . . — Map (db m51871) HM
California (Tulare County), Exeter — San Joaquin Roller Mill — One Of the First Four Roller Mills in California
Located just to the north on the People's Ditch, this mill, operating from 1854 to 1913, produced much of the flour used by early settlers of the valley — Map (db m34481) HM
California (Tulare County), Fountain Springs — "El Cojo"
While trapping in the Rocky Mountains in 1827 Thomas L. Smith was shot in the lower left leg by Indians. Escaping he took his knife and cut off the useless part, surviving this, he carved a peg of oak, strapped it on and was thereafter called, . . . — Map (db m51870) HM
California (Tulare County), Fountain Springs — 648 — Fountain Springs
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 . . . — Map (db m51865) HM
California (Tulare County), Fountain Springs — Old Stage Road
Running north and south, following an older Indian Trail is the route taken by many Spanish expeditions, American trappers, traders and parties of exploration. It was the major inland route of gold seekers to the northern and southern Mines and was . . . — Map (db m51868) HM
California (Tulare County), Grant Grove Village — Gamlin Cabin
This cabin was built in 1872 by Israel Gamlin, who with his brother Thomas filed a timber claim to 160 acres within Grant Grove. They quartered here until 1878 while grazing cattle in the mountains. After General Grant National Park was established . . . — Map (db m44329) HM
California (Tulare County), Grant Grove Village — The Centennial Stump — Diameter – 24 ft.
This tree was cut in 1875, and a 16 ft. section sent to the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition of 1876. Only the outer shell was exhibited, the parts being reassembled after shipment. Eastern people refused to accept the exhibit as part of a single . . . — Map (db m44327) HM
California (Tulare County), Kings Canyon National Park — General Grant Tree Trail
Along this loop trail, information signs help acquaint you with the General Grant and other notable trees in this impressive sequoia grove. For a more detailed story, purchase the self-guiding brochure at the Grant Grove Visitor Center or from a . . . — Map (db m82384) HM
California (Tulare County), Kings Canyon National Park — The Fallen Monarch — Kings Canyon National Park
(Left side) One wonders how long this tree fell...A high tanning content makes Giant Sequoia wood undigestible to fungi, bacteria, insects, and other decay organisms. Thus, decay of this wood takes place very slowly! The Fallen Monarch . . . — Map (db m82385) HM
California (Tulare County), Lodgepole Village — For the Good of the Giants
Try to imagine yourself standing here in the 1950’s. You would have been surrounded by cars. Engine noise and exhaust would have overridden your impressions of the giant trees. Almost 100 cabins and motel units would have faced you from across the . . . — Map (db m44311) HM
California (Tulare County), Lodgepole Village — Stephen Tyng Mather — July 4, 1867 Jan: 22, 1930
He laid the foundation of the National Park Service defining and establishing the policies under which its areas shall be developed and conserved unimpaired for future generations. There will never come to an end to the good that he has done. — Map (db m52661) HM
California (Tulare County), Lodgepole Village, Sequoia National Park — Cattle Cabin
This cabin was built by cattlemen who had acquired much of the Giant Forest land for grazing purposes prior to the establishment of Sequoia National Park in 1890. After the park’s establishment, the land was leased to men who supplied meat and milk . . . — Map (db m44338) HM
California (Tulare County), Lodgepole Village, Sequoia National Park — Middle Fork Canyon
An earlier road to Giant Forest, completed in 1903, quickly proved inadequate for increasing motor car use. Completion of a new road providing wider turns and less grade became a high priority, so a road survey of the Middle Fork Canyon was ordered . . . — Map (db m44346) HM
California (Tulare County), Porterville — 388 — Tule River Indian Reservation
A reservation was originally established in 1857. Indians from a widespread area were brought here. The natives of this vicinity were the Kuyeti Tribe toward the west and the Yaudanchi Tribe toward the east. Both were branches of the Yokuts Indians . . . — Map (db m13237) HM
California (Tulare County), Porterville — 473 — Tule River Stage Station
Here Peter Goodhue operated am emigrant trail stopping place on the banks of the Tule River from 1854 to until the river changed its course in 1862. This became a Butterfield Overland Mail Stage Station, 1858-61. It was kept in 1860 by R. Porter . . . — Map (db m10461) HM
California (Tulare County), Springville — Battle Mountain
A long period of unrest between the settlers and Indians of Tulare County erupted in war during the Spring of 1856. Untrue reports that five hundred head of cattle had been stolen in Frazier Valley and the burning of the Orson K. Smith sawmill . . . — Map (db m34474) HM
California (Tulare County), Three Rivers — General Sherman Tree — Sequoia National Park
There it is! The largest tree on earth. Directly in front of you stands the biggest tree on the planet, the General Sherman Tree. Some trees grow taller, and some are bigger around, but no tree has greater mass. The amount of space taken up by its . . . — Map (db m87852) HM
California (Tulare County), Three Rivers — Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks
United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization MAB Program on Man and the Biosphere By decision of the Bureau of the International Coordinating Council of the Program on Man and the Biosphere, duly authorized to that . . . — Map (db m2978) HM
California (Tulare County), Traver — 1 — Traver
Traver Traver townsite was laid out by the 16 Land and Water company. An auction of lots was held on April 8, 1884. Within sixty days a small town was in existence It prospered for a few years and was probably the largest grain shipping point . . . — Map (db m77780) HM
California (Tulare County), Visalia — Butterfield Overland Mail
At this place, near midnight Oct. 8, 1858, Visalians greeted with an anvil salute, the first coach of the pioneer line to arrive from St. Louis. The Visalians' hearty welcome caused the only "through" passenger to remark "They ought to be remembered . . . — Map (db m34511) HM
California (Tulare County), Visalia — Tulare County Election Tree
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 . . . — Map (db m51573) HM

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