Sanger in Fresno County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
William “Yank” Hazelton
E Clampus Vitus
Dedicated September 30, 1995
Erected 1995 by E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 38.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 36° 47′ N, 119° 25.733′ W. Marker is in Sanger, California, in Fresno County. Marker is on Trimmer Springs Road near East Belmont Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Choinumni (approx. 4.6 miles away); Kings River - Centerville (approx. 5.1 miles away); Kings River (approx. 6.6 miles away); Dalton Mountain (approx. 6.8 miles away); Sanger (approx. 9.1 miles away); Academy (approx. 9.4 miles away); Academy Methodist Church (approx. 9.6 miles away); Humphrey Station (approx. 12.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sanger.
More about this marker. On Trimmer Springs Road about 6 miles from where Belmont Road dead-ends into Trimmer Springs Road.
The Hazelton family has created a large turnout suitable for mobile homes to stop and view the monument in front of their private residence.
Regarding William "Yank" Hazelton. The homesteaded property is still covered in orange orchards. There are numerous orchards surrounding the Hazelton property since irrigation and mild winters made the valley a great place to grow oranges. As a Cattleman, Yank Hazelton once battled with Moses J Church over his grazing of sheep on land Yank grazed cattle on. After 2 attempts on Church's life, Moses took a chance and stopped at the Hazelton ranch. Yank and family invited him in and the men had dinner together. There were no more attempts on Moses Church's life after their meeting.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. The Moses Church Marker - Also placed by Chapter 1852, E Clampus Vitus
Categories. • Agriculture • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 28, 2010, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. This page has been viewed 1,694 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 28, 2010, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.