The Visalia Electric Railroad

Stories of the Early Years

This book is a collection of stories set within a framework of historic times. The Visalia Electric Railroad was a product of those times, and its tales reflect how one innovative company, in a small way, contributed to the larger history of California, the nation, and the world. The book concentrated on tales from the Visalia Electric's early  years, during the time it was truly an electric railroad with its own unique personality. Created from a dream; born into a society that believed anything was possible; raised by a watchful but lenient parent company; nurtured with freedom, innovation, community effort and support; matured through individual accomplishment and responsibility; it embodied the America dream of the times. Those times are a crucial part of our legacy. (80 pages)


All profits from the sale of this book will be applied to Tulare County Historical Society projects. The book is available for purchase at the Tulare County Museum or from the Tulare County Historical Society at P.0. Box 295, Visalia, CA 93279.


Published by the Tulare County Historical Society in 2012

ISBN 0-9722837-4-8

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