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

Tule River Stage Station

 
 
Tule River Stage Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 15, 2006
1. Tule River Stage Station Marker
Inscription. Here Peter Goodhue operated am emigrant trail stopping place on the banks of the Tule River from 1854 to until the river changed its course in 1862. This became a Butterfield Overland Mail Stage Station, 1858-61. It was kept in 1860 by R. Porter Putnam who in 1864 founded Porterville, named for him.
 
Erected 1953 by Base Furnished by Tulare County Historical Society and Grand Parlor, Native Daughters of the Golden West . Park established by City of Porterville (Dedicated October 11, 1953). (Marker Number 473.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Butterfield Overland Mail, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 36° 4.788′ N, 119° 1.194′ W. Marker is in Porterville, California, in Tulare County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Main Street (California Route J29) and W. Henderson Avenue on N. Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Porterville CA 93257, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tule River Indian Reservation (approx. 3.3 miles away); Old Stage Road (approx. 14.1 miles away); Fountain Springs (approx. 14.1 miles away); "El Cojo" (approx. 14.2 miles away).
 
More about this marker.
Tule River Stage Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 15, 2006
2. Tule River Stage Station Marker
Tule River Stage Station is a California Registered Historical Landmark (No. 473).
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia entry for the Butterfield Overland Mail Route. (Submitted on August 19, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. Other Butterfield Overland Mail Route markers entered in the Historical Marker database. (Submitted on August 19, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 19, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,281 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 19, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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