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

Butterfield Overland Mail Route

 
 
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By Craig Baker, 2017
1. Butterfield Overland Mail Route Marker
Inscription.  
This route, following an earlier emigrant trail, was laid out in the 1850s as part of the Stockton-Los Angeles Road. It was used by the Butterfield Overland Mail stages between St. Louis and San Francisco from 1858 to 1861. This was the first overland mail operated on a regular schedule.
 
Erected 1958 by California State Park Commission and Tulare County Historical Society. (Marker Number 471.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Butterfield Overland Mail, and the California Historical Landmark marker series.
 
Location. 36° 12.148′ N, 119° 6.256′ W. Marker is near Lindsay, California, in Tulare County. Marker is on Fremont Drive 0.1 miles south of Hermosa Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 235 North Fremont Drive, Lindsay CA 93247, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Roth's Spur (approx. 4 miles away); Old Harmony School (approx. 6.6 miles away); The Electric Railroad (approx. 7 miles away); Packwood Station
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(approx. 7.4 miles away); Farmersville (approx. 8.7 miles away); Porterville Area Vietnam Memorial (approx. 9 miles away); Rankin Aeronautical Academy (approx. 9.2 miles away); San Joaquin Roller Mill (approx. 9.3 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 6, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on December 6, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photo   1. submitted on December 6, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
 
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