Introduction to Tulare, California
Tulare, California, in Tulare county, is 9 miles S of Visalia, California (center to center) and 44 miles SE of Fresno, California. The city is located in the Visalia - Tulare - Porterville metropolitan area. Tulare has a population of 43,994.
The Town of Tulare was established in 1872. It was used by the Southern Pacific Railroad as its headquarters in the San Joaquin Valley. The town had to face a number of challenges in the initial years as it was burned down three times in the first fourteen years of its existence and had to be rebuilt each time. It was incorporated as a city in 1888. In 1891, the Southern Pacific Railroad shifted its headquarters to Bakersfield, forcing the residents to turn to agriculture for their survival. However, they faced the crisis bravely and emerged triumphantly. The area has flourished since then, with agriculture being its main industry.
Tulare and nearby Attractions
- Tulare City Historical Museum
- Sequoia National Park
- San Francisco Bay
Things To Do In Tulare
The city of Tulare has the spirit of a small town combined with all the facilities of a big city. It is a charming and friendly city with a nice mix of boutiques, gift shops and restaurants. The city hosts some very interesting events like the World Ag Expo in February, which is one of the largest shows concerning farming and agricultural equipment. The Tulare County Fair is held every year in September.
International as well as domestic flights can be availed from the Fresno/ Yosemite International Airport.
Tulare Higher Education
The College of the Sequoias is the nearest institution offering higher education facilities.