#0473 Tule River Stage Station


#0473 Tule River Stage Station

Site information:

In small park, SW corner of N Main St and W Henderson Ave

Nothing remains of this site, as far as I know.


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Tule River Stage Station

Here Peter Goodhue operated am emigrant trail stopping place on the banks of the Tule River from 1854 to until the river changed its course in 1862. This became a Butterfield Overland Mail Stage Station, 1858-61. It was kept in 1860 by R. Porter Putnam who in 1864 founded Porterville, named for him.

California State Park Commission. Base furnished by Tulare County Historical Society and Grand Parlor, Native Daughters of the Golden West. Park established by City of Porterville. Dedicated October 11, 1953

Registered 9/11/1950