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 By Terry Ommen    History

Lt. Derby Explores Tulare Valley

George Horatio Derby was a brilliant man whose short 38 years of life was packed with adventure and accomplishment. During his life, this West Point graduate was a newspaper... — Updated 10/17/2014

 
 By Terry Ommen    History

Making Tracks into Tulare County

Long before the golden spike was driven at Promontory, Utah in 1869, the people of Tulare County had their eyes on railroad transportation. Compared to buggies, iron horses offered... — Updated 8/21/2014

 
 By Terry Ommen    History

The Mussel Slough Tragedy

The settlers of Mussel Slough had worked hard to make their farmland some of the best in Tulare County. They dug miles of irrigation ditches and built homes, barns and roads,... — Updated 8/21/2014

 
 By Terry Ommen    History

The Emergence of Kings County

In 1852, nearly 25,000 square miles of land on the south end of Mariposa County was carved off creating Tulare County. The new county's boundaries stretched from the Los Angeles Cou... — Updated 6/17/2014

 
 By Terry Ommen    History

Stagecoach Days and Ways

In 1850, when California became the 31st state in the union, it was isolated and far from the population centers to the east. Mail service was slow, and the steamships delivering... — Updated 2/20/2014

 

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