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

Time Marches On

 
 
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By Denise Boose, February 14, 2014
1. Time Marches On Marker
Inscription. Frank "Buck Shaffer was a man of music, integrity, inspiration, patriotism and discipline. Buck came to Porterville in 1953 to take a position as the Porterville High School band director. Thousands of young people have had the opportunity to learn from not only one of the greatest music educators, but most influential teachers of our generation. The influence that Buck had on the shaping of this community and how it is recognized in the world is immeasurable. Porterville has come to be known as "Band Town USA." What better description of a community could we ever ask for? Buck's dedication to his students, love for music, devotion to God, family, community and country makes him worthy of this honor.

This clock is for all the "little gals and little fellers" who were educated in the greater Porterville area. To those who played under Buck, and to those who were influenced by him outside of the band room, let this clock serve as a reminder of his dedication to our youth, the importance of punctuality, and his belief that dreams will come true if you believe and put forth the effort.
 
Erected 2008 by Bank of the Sierra.
 
Location. 36° 4.241′ N, 119° 0.961′ W. Marker is in Porterville, California, in Tulare

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By Denise Boose, February 14, 2014
2. Time Marches On Marker
County. Marker is on N. Main St., on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. On the corner of East Cleveland Ave. Marker is at or near this postal address: 298 N. Main St., Porterville CA 93257, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tule River Stage Station (approx. 0.7 miles away); Porterville Area Vietnam Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); Tule River Indian Reservation (approx. 2.9 miles away); Welcome to the Tule River Indian-Reservation (approx. 11 miles away); Old Stage Road (approx. 13 miles away); Fountain Springs (approx. 13 miles away); "El Cojo" (approx. 13 miles away).
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEducation
 
Time Marches On Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 14, 2014
3. Time Marches On Marker
Frank "Buck" Shaffer (1921 - 2006)
Time Marches On Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 14, 2014
4. Time Marches On Marker
The Bronze Sculpture atop this clock depicts Buck Shaffer and is entitled "The Band Director." It was created by Sam Pena
Porterville Band Mural image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 14, 2014
5. Porterville Band Mural
Painted by Artist Glen. The mural depicting Porterville High School bands thru history measuring 100-feet in length by 10 feet in height.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 23, 2018, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 23, 2018, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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