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  • Collection: Tulare County Library Sesquicentennial

Water Well Drilling, Tulare County, Calif., Late 1800s

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Water well drilling in the late 1800s in Tulare County, CA, was accomplished with the use of horsepower, literally.

Tulare, Calif., Ford and Dodge Agency, 1920s

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Unheard of in later years, this 1920 dealer in Tulare, CA, sold both Fords and Dodges.

Hauling Lumber from Converse Basin, Tulare County, Calif.

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This train is hauling fresh-cut lumber from Converse Basin in the high Sierras to Visalia, CA.

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Gilmore Gasoline Officials, Tulare, Calif., 1930s

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These officials of the Gilmore Gasoline Company in Tulare, Calif., pose with a company truck advertising the company's services. This photo was believed taken in the 1930s.

Fire in Downtown Tulare, Calif.

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A mule team waits to be loaded in the construction area surrounding a major fire site in downtown Tulare, CA. The French Hotel and the Bacigalupi Building, shown here, both were destroyed. Temporary wooden buildings were constructed to meet…

Fire in Downtown Tulare, Calif.

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This is the construction area surrounding a major fire site in downtown Tulare, CA. The French Hotel and the Bacigalupi Building, shown here, both were destroyed. Temporary wooden buildings were constructed to meet community needs.

Fire Truck, Tulare, Calif., Early 1900s

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A fireman in Tulare, California, displays the Tulare Fire Department's new truck for the photographer. The date is thought to be in the early 1900s.

First Fire Crew, Tulare, Calif.

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This was the first official fire brigade in Tulare, CA. Their headquarters was in the Dodsons' house just north of Sweet's Drugstore.

Artesian Well, Tulare County, Calif.

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Water looked as if it always would be plentiful in the days of this artesian well in Tulare County, CA. The time is thought to be around 1900.