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  • Collection: Annie Mitchell Collection

Members of Posse and Wounded John Sontag

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After the battle at Stone Corral, John Sontag is lying in a straw pile with the posse standing behind him. Left to right is the posse and other on-lookers:
1. Visalia Samuel Stingley
2. Deputy United States Marshal and Fresno County Deputy Sheriff…

Berry's Steam Harvester

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G. S. Berry's Steam Harvester, showing machinery,

Tulare County Courthouse, Visalia, Calif., 1876-1957

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This south-side view of the Tulare County, CA, courthouse in Visalia, CA, was taken in 1902. The original building shown here was built in 1876, and later had east and west wings added. It was bounded by Court, Oak, Church, and Center streets.

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Football Champions, 1923, Visalia, Calif.

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Content Description
"A very close, magnified study of this photo makes it appear they may be ""Stevey's Boys,"" a 19th century baseball team thought to have been in Visalia, CA. No identifications are available."

Municipal Auditorium, Visalia, Calif., Mid-1900s

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This was the municipal auditorium of Visalia, CA, up until the mid-1900s. It was located at the northeast corner of Acequia and Garden streets and stood from 1916 until 1964.

Baseball Nine, Visalia, Calif., ca Late 1800s

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A very close, magnified study of this photo makes it appear they may be "Stevey's Boys," a 19th century baseball team thought to have been in Visalia, CA. No identifications are available.

Joe Ely, Last of the Yokohl Indians, Tulare County, Calif.

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Joe Ely, of Exeter, CA, was a member of the Yokohl ("beautiful valley") subtribe of the Yokuts Indian tribe. He was born in 1869, and died at age 42 in 1911. The Yokohls' head village was located near the river channel north of Highway 69 on what…

Nathaniel Vise, for Whom Visalia, Calif., Was Named

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Visalia, CA, was named for Nathaniel Vise, a Kentucky native born in 1810 who later owned a restaurant in San Francisco that featured bear meat. He became know as "the bear hunter." In 1852, he filed on a quarter acre in what now is Visalia, near…

Visalia (Calif.) Saddle, Known Worldwide, Began in 1870

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The Visalia Saddle, purchased by stockmen throughout the United States and its territories, was first made in Visalia, CA, in 1870. Around 1900, an uncustomized version sold for anywhere from $35 to $45. A 2008 Internet page for Visalia Stock…

George S. Berry, Inventor, Tulare County, Calif.

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George Stockton Berry, a resident of Tulare County, CA, was a prolific inventor of farm equipment focused on mechanization. In the late 1800s, he invented the G. S. Berry Steam Harvester.