“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Strathmore in Tulare County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Roth's Spur


Roth's Spur Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dr. Samuel Gregg George Chapter No. 1855 E Clampus Vitus
1. Roth's Spur Marker
Inscription.  When John and Peter Roth came to Tulare County in 1878. They acquired and dry-farmed thousands of acres along the Tule River. Their holdings extend north through the present Strathmore area. In 1888 they built a grain-loading platform on the westside of the Southern Pacific tracks just north of this marker. The site became known as Roth's Spur. In 1906 Balfour Guthrie Company of London, who operated the Roth Ranch laid out a townsite and subdivided surrounding acreage into small farms. The town was known as Roth, Balfour and Filo before it finally became Strathmore.
Erected 1981 by Dr. Samuel Gregg George Chapter 1855 E Clampus Vitus.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
Location. 36° 8.726′ N, 119° 3.886′ W. Marker is in Strathmore, California, in Tulare County. Marker is on Avenue 196 east of North Belt Drive, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located in front of the Strathmore
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Union High School. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 22568 Ave 196, Strathmore CA 93267, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fremont Trail (approx. 4˝ miles away); Butterfield Overland Mail Route (approx. 4˝ miles away); Porterville Area Vietnam Memorial (approx. 4.6 miles away); Tule River Stage Station (approx. 5.2 miles away); First Burton Schoolhouse (approx. 5.6 miles away); Time Marches On (approx. 5.8 miles away); Porterville's Badman (approx. 5.9 miles away); Elisha Packwood (approx. 6 miles away).
Roth's Spur Marker image. Click for full size.
2. Roth's Spur Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2019, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. This page has been viewed 755 times since then and 385 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 26, 2019, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California.   2. submitted on October 31, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 10, 2023