Easton in Fresno County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Easton / Washington Union High School District
High Scool District.
Erected 1992 by E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 35.)
Marker series. E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 36° 38.917′ N, 119° 47.45′ W. Marker is in Easton, California, in Fresno County. Marker is at the intersection of South Elm Avenue and West Lincoln Avenue, on the right when traveling south on South Elm Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6041 South Elm Avenue, Fresno CA 93706, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Fresno Brewing Company (approx. 5½ miles away); China Alley (approx. 5.6 miles away); Kogetsu-Do (approx. 5.6 miles away); The Basque Hotel (was approx. 5.7 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Billy Vukovich Memorial (approx. 5.8 miles away); Young Corbett III (approx. 5.8 miles away); Green Bush Spring (was approx. 5.9 miles away but has been reported missing. ); William Saroyan (approx. 6 miles away).
More about this marker. The monument is 2 sided commemorating the high school on one side and the settlement of Easton on the other side. It once sat on what was Highway 41 at Lincoln, but with the new Freeway 41, the old route reverted to South Elm. Take Yosemite Freeway 41 and exit at Lincoln.
The marker sits on a grassy patch about 15 yards from the larger Washington Union High School sign on Elm.
Regarding Easton / Washington Union High School District. The area was made usable by a system of canals that brought water from the foothills making what was once arid desert like land usable farmland. The nearby Washington Colony cemetery dates from the time the Washington Irrigated Colony was set up in the 1870's.
Categories. • Agriculture • Education • Horticulture & Forestry • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 27, 2010, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. This page has been viewed 2,391 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 27, 2010, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.