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Lemon Cove in Tulare County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Ben Harris

 
 
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By Dr. Samuel Gregg George Chapter No. 1855 E Clampus Vitus
1. Ben Harris Marker
Inscription.  Ben Harris, unwashed & profane was known as "the greatest liar in the sierra." He frequented Lemon Cove and the Mineral King back country and became part of the folklore.

His mule was the smartest, his dog the meanest, his gun the shootingest and his eye the keenest for nigh on 75 years. He should be remembered when tall tales brighten the campfire.
 
Erected 1976 by Dr. Samuel Gregg George Chapter 1855 E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 36° 22.644′ N, 119° 1.573′ W. Marker is in Lemon Cove, California, in Tulare County. Marker is on Sierra Drive (California Route 198). Marker is located at the Tulare County Fire Department Station 13. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lemon Cove CA 93244, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Woodlake (approx. 4.6 miles away); The Electric Railroad (approx. 8.1 miles away); Venice School (approx. 8.2 miles away); Tulare County Election Tree
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2. Ben Harris Marker
The marker is to the left of the driveway.
(approx. 8˝ miles away); San Joaquin Roller Mill (approx. 8.6 miles away); Battle Mountain (approx. 9.3 miles away); Mineral King Wagon and Toll Road (approx. 11.2 miles away); Farmersville (approx. 11.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Ben Harris - The Tall Tale Artist. Excerpts from Earl & Gaynor McKee’s book “Echoes of Three Rivers” with Carol Nadine McGrew (Submitted on October 25, 2019.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2019, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 24, 2019, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California.   2. submitted on October 30, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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