During California’s Spanish period, the San Joaquin Valley was considered a remote region of little value. Emigrants skirted the eastern foothills in the vicinity of Porterville as early as 1826. Swamps stretched out into the Valley floor lush with tall rushes or “tulares” as the Indians called them.
Gold discovered in 1848 brought a tremendous migration to California, and prairie schooners rolled through Porterville between 1849 and 1852. Wagon trains of gold seekers passed through the village, but other travelers found the land rich and remained to establish farms. A store was set up in 1856 to sell goods to miners and the Indians, who lived in tribal lands along the rivers. From 1858 to 1861 it was the location of the Tule River Station of the Butterfield Overland Mail.
Royal Porter Putnam came to the village in 1860 to raise cattle, horses and hogs. He bought 40 acres of land and built a two-story store and a hotel on the highest point of the swampy property, which is now the corner of Oak and Main. The town took its name from the founder’s given name because another Putnam family lived south of town.
Jabuka Home Inspections has the extensive construction background combined with specialized training that clients need when buying or selling a home in Porterville. Jabuka Home Inspections conducts business under a strict professional Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice adopted from the California Real Estate Inspection Association (CREIA) in Porterville.
My philosophy is simply I inspect your home as if my own family is going to live in it. Being a Certified CREIA Inspector (CCI), every inspection complies with the Standards Of Practice, and Code Of Ethics, set out by the California Real Estate Inspection Association (CREIA) in Porterville.