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1.  Where was Porterville's first hosptial located?
2.  And the second hospital?
3.  And the third hospital? 
(answer at the bottom of the page)
Did You Know?
Creedence Clearwater Revival wrote a song titled "Porterville"
That the Porterville Post Office, Zalud House and the First Congregational Church are part of the National Register of Historic Places
Buck Shaffer's Porterville Panther Band has played around the Nation: in the Seattle World's Fair, Rose Parade 6 times, Disneyland in 1955 and then yearly for 32 years, the Bicentennial in Boston, Washington DC and Philadelphia July 4th, 1976, for the Los Angeles Rams Halftime Show Four Times and Carnegie Hall July 1990.
Monache High School's Band has played in Parades around the nation including: The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Rose Parade, The Orange Bowl Parade in Florida and the Hollywood Christmas Parade.

Famous People From Porterville
Barbera Baxley (1923-2000) Known For: The Savage Eye (1960) Nashville (1975) Norma Rae (1979) Sea of Love (1989) and featured in 71 Titles over the Course of her Career
Joan Marsh (1913-2000) Known for: You're Telling Me! (1934) Charlie Chan on Broadway (1937) Anne Karenina (1935) What Becomes of the Children? (1936) and was featured in 67 titles
Christine Haeberman Known for: Murder Loves Killers Too (2009) The Millennium Bug (2011) Bureaucracy (2009) Look At Me (2009) and featured in 13 titles
Charlotte Pendragon featured in 6 titles between 1992 and 2002
Ron Hughart featured in 2 titles in 2006
Robert Christiansen (producer) known for: The Autobiograpy of Miss Jane Pittman (1974) Down in the Delta (1998) Queen of the Stardust Ballroom (1975) Lincoln (1988) and has produced 37 Titles
Ed Nofzinger (1913 - 2000) (Writer) Known For: Popeye the Sailor (1960) 1001 Arabian Nights (1959) The Alvin Show (1961) Magoo's Moose Hunt (1957) and wrote 11 Titles
A. John Graves (Producer) produced 2 titles
Jody Born (Crew) 2 Titles
Dick Brooks II (1942-2006) played himself in Daytona 500
Timothy Miller (Crew/ Additional Puppeteer): Monkeybone and Being John Malkovich
Scott Ebert (Actor) 1 Title
Football Players
Angelo Brovelli from Pittsburgh Pirates played 1933-1934
Gerry Conlee from San Francisco 49ers Detroit Lions Cleveland Rams played 1938-1947
Donald Garlin from San Francisco 49ers played 1949-1950
James Weatherwax from Green Bay Packers played 1966-1969
James Sanders from New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons played 2005 - Present
McKenna "Bear" Pascoe from San Francisco 49ers and New York Giants played 2009 - Present
Baseball Players
*Baseball facts taken from and
Brant Brown of the Chicago Cubs, Pittsburg Pirates and Florida Marlins played 1996 - 2000
Tex Clevenger of the Boston Red Sox, Washington Senators, LA Angels and NY Yankees
and played between 1954-1962 as a Pitcher

Buzz Stevens of the Minnesota Twins played 1968 - 1968
NBA Players
*Basketball Facts taken from
Bill Sharman of the Washington Capitols and Boston Celtics played 1950-1961 
Coached 1966-1976
Nascar Drivers
*Facts Taken from
Marv Acton raced between 1971-1977
Dick Brooks raced between 1969-1985 with one Talladega 500 win in 1973 and 150 top tens
Olympic Notables
*Facts taken from
Tim Vanni Olympic Wrestler 1987-1995 Won 2 Silver Medals and 1 Bronze
Notable Locals
*Facts taken from
Monte Moore (Broadcaster) Broadcasted for the Oakland A's and KTIP in Porterville
Rick Owens (Well-Known Fashion Designer)
Answer to trivia question:
1.  It was on the Northwest corner of Main and Cleveland.
2  On third Street, norht of Putnam
3.  Putnam and Jay Streets, Sierra View District Hospital, now much larger than it when it was built in the late 50's