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

The Electric Railroad

 
 
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By Dr. Samuel Gregg George Chapter No. 1855 E Clampus Vitus
1. The Electric Railroad Marker
Inscription.  Exeter has been the terminal for the Visalia Electric Railroad, the first 15-cycle alternating current rail line in North America, since its start in 1905 with Southern Pacific Railroad, which created the town in 1888, and the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe, which came in 1912. Exeter led the county in passenger arrival-departures until the Visalia Electric discontinued its passenger cars in 1924. These three railroads greatly contributed to the agricultural prosperity of the Exeter District.
 
Erected 1984 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° 18.053′ N, 119° 8.163′ W. Marker is in Exeter, California, in Tulare County. Marker is at the intersection of East Walnut Street (Highway 65) and Detective Kent Haws Memorial Highway, on the right when traveling south on East Walnut Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Exeter CA 93221, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. San Joaquin Roller Mill (approx. 2 miles away); Farmersville
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2. The Electric Railroad Marker
(approx. 3.9 miles away); Venice School (approx. 4.3 miles away); Packwood Station (approx. 4 miles away); Tulare County Election Tree (approx. 4.6 miles away); Butterfield Overland Mail Route (approx. 7 miles away); Ben Harris (approx. 8.1 miles away); Woodlake (approx. 8.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Exeter.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2019, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 26, 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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