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

Farmersville

 
 
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By Dr. Samuel Gregg George Chapter No. 1855 E Clampus Vitus, July 27, 2013
1. Farmersville Marker
Inscription.  Tulare County's third oldest community dates back to 1866... the year that Merrill Jasper and John Crowley established a general store at this location. The store was sold, in 1868, to Thomas G Brundage who made application for a post office and chose the name, "Farmersville" as befitting a town surrounded by small farms. Brundage and his son, Oscar, continued operating the store into the 1920s. By the 1870s, Farmersville boasted a school, a blacksmith shop, two doctors, a newspaper, a lumberyard, a saloon and became a trading center for farmers and ranchers from as far east as the Yokohl Valley. In 1902 the first church (Methodist) was formed. Hectic days were experienced in the early 1930s when the community became a refuge for migrant families from the drought-stricken middle-west dust bowl. Farmersville was incorporated as a city in 1960 with James Tornow as Mayor, Carl Waddle as City Clerk, and the City Councilmen Truman Qualls, Don Freeman, Willis Freeman, and Jim Stevens.
 
Erected 1983 by Dr. Samuel Gregg George Chapter 1855 of E Clampus Vitus.
 
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2. Farmersville Marker
This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 36° 17.875′ N, 119° 12.364′ W. Marker is in Farmersville, California, in Tulare County. Marker is at the intersection of East Visalia Road and North Magnolia Avenue, on the left when traveling east on East Visalia Road. Marker is in the parking lot of the Sam's Food Supermarket. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 250 East Visalia Road, Farmersville CA 93223, 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. Packwood Station (approx. 2 miles away); San Joaquin Roller Mill (approx. 3 miles away); The Electric Railroad (approx. 3.9 miles away); Venice School (approx. 4.4 miles away); Tulare County Election Tree (approx. 4 miles away); The Hanging of J.G. McCrory (approx. 5.1 miles away); Visalia Chinatown (approx. 5.1 miles away); Visalia Saddle (approx. 5.2 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2019, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. This page has been viewed 73 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 26, 2019, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California.   2. submitted on October 30, 2019. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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