Raymond (HMQF2)

Location: Raymond, CA 93653 Madera County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 12.967', W 119° 54.383'

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(Wild Cat Station)

The San Joaquin Valley and Yosemite Railroad was incorporated on February 15, 1886 by the Southern Pacific Company. The 21 miletrack ran between Berenda and Raymond. At this location, a turntable allowed the locomotive to be turned around and watered if needed, for the return trip. The first passenger train arrived in March 1886. Tourists would ride the train to "Wild Cat", then continue to Yosemite by stagecoach.

At one time meat supplies ran out and wild cat carcasses could be seen hanging outside the dining room's kitchen, thus the name "Wild Cat Station." It was later renamed "Raymond" for Mr, T. Ramond of the Raymond Whitcomb Travel Association of San Francisco.

The Post Office was established on July 9, 1886, and Raymond soon became the main freight depot for the mountain area due to increased cattle shipments, the Raymond Granite Quarry, and the supplies needed by the Madera Sugar Pine Lumber Company.

The Raymond train was terminated in 1946 when the line from Daulton to Raymond was abandoned.
HM NumberHMQF2
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed1997
Placed ByGrub Gulch Chapter 41-49, E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 10:11pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 242105 N 4122805
Decimal Degrees37.21611667, -119.90638333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 12.967', W 119° 54.383'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 12' 58.02" N, 119° 54' 22.98" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)559
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 34901-34999 Harrison St, Raymond CA 93653, US
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