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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Kings County, California
Adjacent to Kings County, California
▶ Fresno County (111) ▶ Kern County (308) ▶ Monterey County (223) ▶ San Luis Obispo County (89) ▶ Tulare County (73)
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|On October 5, 1928, about four miles northeast of here, Milham Oil Company's Elliott Number One blew in out of control, thus discovering the giant oil and gas reservoir underlying the North Dome of Kettleman Hills. To date this field has produced . . . — — Map (db m67198) HM|
|Built with funds donated by philanthropist
Andrew Carnegie, this building served as
Hanford's Public Library from the time it opened
in February of 1906 until it was replaced by
a new library in 1968. It now houses a local
historical museum. — — Map (db m153547) HM|
|The original Kings County courthouse,
built in 1896, served as the seat of
Kings County government
until 1979. — — Map (db m153549) HM|
|Kings County's original jail served
as a home for prisoners and the
county sheriff's office from
1897 until 1964. — — Map (db m153548) HM|
|Here on May 11, 1880, during a dispute over land titles between settlers and railroad, a fight broke out during which seven men lost lives -- two deputy U.S. Marshals and five ranchers. Legal struggle over titles finally compromised. — — Map (db m154063) HM|
|Founded in 1856 by L.A. Whitmore who operated first Kings River ferry crossing. After 1858 town became stopping place for Butterfield stages. Toll bridge superseded ferry in 1873. On December 26, 1873, Tiburcio Vasquez and bandit gang made bold raid . . . — — Map (db m158224) HM|
|This restored adobe, second oldest in San Joaquin Valley, built by Daniel Rhoades, who came to California in 1846 by overland caravan. Rhoades and his brother, John, among organizers of the first expedition to rescue the Donner party at Donner Lake. . . . — — Map (db m66412) HM|