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

Dr. Samuel Gregg George

Patriot • Doctor • Miner • Pioneer

 
 
Dr. Samuel Gregg George Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dr. Samuel Gregg George Chapter No. 1855 E Clampus Vitus, July 24, 2010
1. Dr. Samuel Gregg George Marker
Inscription.  Born in Ohio, Dr. George saw action in the Mexican War. After studying medicine, he started a practice in Visalia about 1855. He served in the Indian War of 1856, and as a loyal Union man, kept an eye on the Secesh in Tulare, Kern and Coso for Union Army intelligence. He found gold and silver in the Coso, explored Death Valley, and filed magnesite claims in the Porterville hills. His activities being widely reported in the press. He married the Widow Wilcox in 1876, moved his practice to Porterville, and made his home at this location. He died in 1905 at 91, and is buried in the Porterville Cemetery.
 
Erected 1977 by Dr. Samuel Gregg George Chapter 1855 E Clampus Vitus.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesScience & MedicineSettlements & SettlersWar, Mexican-American. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
 
Location. 36° 4.123′ N, 119° 0.738′ W. Marker is in Porterville, California
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, in Tulare County. Marker is on East Mill Avenue west of East Fig Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 198 East Mill Avenue, Porterville CA 93257, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Elisha Packwood (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nettie Smith's Place (about 600 feet away); Porterville's Badman (approx. ¼ mile away); Time Marches On (approx. ¼ mile away); Gabriel Moraga (approx. 0.7 miles away); Tule River Stage Station (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named The Tule River Stage Station (approx. 1.1 miles away); Vandalia (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Porterville.
 
Also see . . .  Dr Samuel Gregg George. Information and photo of Dr. George in the archives of the Tulare County Library. (Submitted on October 25, 2019.) 
 
Marker and House image. Click for full size.
2. Marker and House
Dr. Samuel Gregg George Grave Site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dr. Samuel Gregg George Chapter No. 1855 E Clampus Vitus, January 21, 2013
3. Dr. Samuel Gregg George Grave Site
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2019, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. This page has been viewed 414 times since then and 7 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.   3. submitted on October 24, 2019, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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