George Serpa Collection


George and Sally Serpa donated these photographs. The Serpa family has been in Tulare County since the 1890s. Sally Serpa's family owned businesses in the area in the 1940s and '50s. The aerial views are of their property and the city of Tulare before the north portion of the town reached its peak development.


  • Tulare Public Library

Collection Tree

Highway 99 in Tulare circa 1950
Highway 99 after the first Shell station was erected.

Tulare's Highway 99 in the 1940s
Highway 99 in Tulare near present-day Merritt and Blackstone Streets.

Yes, It snows in Tulare!
Tulare District Hospital on Merritt Avenue in Tulare during 1962 winter's snow.