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HELP SAVE CALIFORNIA HISTORICAL LANDMARK #488 - THE SITE OF FRESNO CITY! We are out at the site giving the landmark some much needed love today. #GivingTuesday is just 7 days away, let's do THIS!!!!
Fresno City is a former settlement in Fresno County, California. The town was started in 1855, at the head of navigation on Fresno Slough. A pier was built to accommodate flatboats and barges that could make it up the shallow slough. Warehouses, houses, and the Casa Blanca Hotel were built. In 1858, it became a station on the Butterfield Overland Mail. By 1860, the telegraph line from San Francisco arrived. Plans for a much larger town were contemplated but the Butterfield line closed in early 1861, the Great Flood of 1862 did great damage and the City was practically abandoned by 1865. A post office operated at Fresno City from 1860 to 1863. Today there are no traces of it left.
California Historical Landmark No. 488 was erected with a bronze plaque by the Fresno County Historical Association in 1952 but sometime in the 1960s vandals stole the plaque.
We are raising money, this Giving Tuesday, to have the plaque replaced and installed. The California Landmark Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit and all donations are tax deductible. 100% of all donations raised will go directly toward replacing and installing the plaque.
Let's Give History A Voice at The Site Of Fresno City!
Location of Marker:
12 miles east of Kerman, CA on Highway 180
We are a community-based, 501(c)(3) organization focused on maintaining and preserving California historical landmarks for future generations. With the help of our tireless staff, we organize fundraisers, maintain and replace California Historical Landmark markers and plaques, and educate the public about the importance of the history that built the great state of California.
At last count there are 33 California Historical Landmark plaques or markers missing and 118 that were never dedicated at all. These plaques give valuable historical information and deserve to be replaced or installed. We need your help! Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know. We are always looking for volunteers to help make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you.
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, we thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.
The current cost to replace a California Historical Landmark plaque are as follows:
Traditional Bronze: $3,700
Alternate Aluminum: $2,100
Installation: $400 to $3,000
Please help us replace these important historical landmark plaques.