Fresno in Fresno County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Fresno Traction Company
1903 - 1939
Providing a reliable, entertaining, even elegant method of transportation, trolley cars became an overnight sensation and continued for 36 years under the operation of the Fresno Traction Company. Honoring the men and the streetcars that shaped the growth of our community, we dedicate this monument.
Erected 1983 by Jim Savage Chapter 1852, E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 27.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 36° 44.363′ N, 119° 46.299′ W. Marker is in Fresno, California, in Fresno County. Marker is on Huntington Boulevard near First Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. About 200 yards east of First Street in the center median of Huntington Boulevard. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3133 East Huntington Boulevard, Fresno CA 93703, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking Billy Vukovich Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Young Corbett III (approx. 0.8 miles away); George M. Bowman (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Fresno Water Tower (approx. 0.9 miles away); Site of Church-Sperry Mill and Mill Ditch (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fresno Corridor of Flags Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Fresno Brewing Company (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fresno Memorial Auditorium (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fresno.
More about this marker. The historic marker sits on what was once the right-of-way for the tracks of the trolley car line that ran down the median center of what was the exclusive Huntington Boulevard area of Fresno. Some of the largest and most stately homes of the 1920's and 1930's were built along this stretch of Huntington and the residents had the convenience of walking out their front doors to take the local public transportation.
Regarding Fresno Traction Company. The trolleys ran from 1903 to 1939, and the old tracks were still visible set into some streets up into the 1960's. A few of the old trolley cars were turned into diners in Fresno.
Also see . . . Fresno Area Express. A Wikipedia article on the history of public transportation in Fresno. (Submitted on February 22, 2010.)
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 22, 2010, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. This page has been viewed 2,634 times since then and 86 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on February 22, 2010, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. 2. submitted on January 20, 2019, by Mandy Kirby of Clovis, California. 3. submitted on February 22, 2010, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. 4. submitted on March 9, 2017, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. 5, 6, 7. submitted on February 22, 2010, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. 8. submitted on July 28, 2010, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on July 29, 2014, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Submission of a related Fresno Trolley marker located at Roeding Park, Fresno. • Can you help?