Traver in Tulare County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Dr. Samuel Gregg George Chapter No. 1855
E Clampus Vitus
October 5, 1974
Erected 1974 by E Clampus Vitus, Dr. Samuel Gregg George Chapter No. 1855. (Marker Number 1.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 8, 1884.
Location. 36° 26.887′ N, 119° 29.168′ W. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 36005 California 99, Traver CA 93673, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Historic Kingsburg Jail (approx. 5.9 miles away); Fred French (approx. 5.9 miles away); George Boyle (approx. 5.9 miles away); The History of the Town Kingsburg (approx. 5.9 miles away); Alta Irrigation District (approx. 8.4 miles away); Poole's Ferry (approx. 9.6 miles away); Libby, McNeill and Libby Cannery (approx. 10.3 miles away); Frank Dusy (approx. 10.8 miles away).
More about this marker. This marker was originally dedicated in 1974, the first year of E Clampus Vitus Chapter 1855, but was stolen sometime in the 1980's. The thieves started to cut up the aluminum back plate, sawing off an angular piece of it for recycling. The largest part of the marker was then discarded and was not found until a few years ago. Dr Samuel Gregg George chapter 1855 is proud to re-dedicate this marker during their 40th anniversary.
Instead of leaving the marker up in the courtyard at Bravo Farms, it was moved out of the courtyard and leaned against a fence in the back. Somehow the wooden frame that holds the original metal marker caught fire, so the wood is now charred along the bottom. The marker is still intact, just scorched, and no longer standing in the courtyard, it is along a back fence now.
Regarding Traver. Traver's largest tennant, Eclectic Bravo Farms has been called an "Early Knott's Berry Farm" for its antiques and collectables, its 7 story treehouse, and 2nd floor miniature golf course. The Traver marker sits right in the middle of the courtyard among the antiques and attractions in the shade of the treehouse.
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