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Kingsburg in Fresno County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The History of the Town Kingsburg

 
 
The History of the Town Kingsburg Mural Text image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 27, 2016
1. The History of the Town Kingsburg Mural Text
Inscription.  The history of the Town of Kingsburg begins in the early 1870's when the Central Pacific Railroad ws built and the train stop was named "Kings River Switch." Later it was named Wheatville, then Kingsbury in 1874, and Kingsburgh in 1875. With its share of saloons, and bandits, it was considered one of the "toughest" towns to live in. Finally, on Decemeber 1, 1875, Josiah Draper and his friends finally established the first residence and named the town, Kingsburg. It was the influx and help from a diversity of cultures and religions, that the community of Kingsburg began to civilize itself. Finally on May 18, 1908 the Town of Kingsburg was officially incorporated.

Muralist - Collen Veyna Mitchell
Designed By - Maxine Olson
Assistant Painters - Josie Figueroa and Brice Veyna
 
Erected 2009 by Rotary Club of Kingsburg.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 36° 30.949′ N, 119° 33.06′ W. Marker is in Kingsburg, California, in Fresno
The History of the Town Kingsburg Mural image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 27, 2016
2. The History of the Town Kingsburg Mural
County. Marker is on Draper Street, on the right when traveling north. Located on Los Pepes Mexican Restaurant. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1520 Draper Street, Kingsburg CA 93631, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George Boyle (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fred French (about 500 feet away); The Historic Kingsburg Jail (about 500 feet away); Libby, McNeill and Libby Cannery (approx. 4.4 miles away); Frank Dusy (approx. 4.9 miles away); Selma (approx. 4.9 miles away); Traver (approx. 5.9 miles away); Groundwater Irrigation Beginnings (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingsburg.
 
The History of the Town Kingsburg Mural image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 27, 2016
3. The History of the Town Kingsburg Mural
The History of the Town Kingsburg Mural image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 27, 2016
4. The History of the Town Kingsburg Mural
The History of the Town Kingsburg Mural image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 27, 2016
5. The History of the Town Kingsburg Mural
The History of the Town Kingsburg Mural image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 27, 2016
6. The History of the Town Kingsburg Mural
The History of the Town Kingsburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mandy Kirby, January 21, 2019
7. The History of the Town Kingsburg Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2016, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 337 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 22, 2016, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   7. submitted on January 21, 2019, by Mandy Kirby of Clovis, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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