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Coachella in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Water Trough

 
 
Water Trough Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, March 24, 2014
1. Water Trough Marker
Inscription. This water trough was constructed on the Southern Pacific Railroad property along Cantaloup Avenue for watering teams of horses hauling cantaloupes and onions. It replaced a wooden trough on Front Street used in the early industry of shipping mesquite wood. The first name of this area was "Woodspur".
 
Location. 33° 40.743′ N, 116° 10.59′ W. Marker is in Coachella, California, in Riverside County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Orchard St and 6th St, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Coachella CA 92236, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Remembrance Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); Jacqueline Cochran (approx. 3 miles away); History of Electricity in the Coachella Valley (approx. 3.6 miles away); Dr. June Robertson McCarroll (approx. 3.7 miles away); Smiley Place (approx. 4 miles away); 1909 Indio Schoolhouse (was approx. 4 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Jimmy Swaggart's "Date" (approx. 4.6 miles away); Martinez Indian Agency (approx. 8.2 miles away).
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made Features
 
Water Trough Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, March 24, 2014
2. Water Trough Marker
Water Trough image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, March 24, 2014
3. Water Trough
City of Coachella sign near water trough image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, March 24, 2014
4. City of Coachella sign near water trough
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 19, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 81 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 19, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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