Mill Creek (Tulare County)
Mill Creek was named after Dr. Mathew's grist mill.
In 1910, Mill Creek, was lined with cement and covered. Roads and buildings were constructed over it and about one-third of a mile of Mill Creek flows below the surface today. The lining and covering of Mill Creek was predicted by some to be the answer to the flooding problem, but flooding continued.
The city of Visalia was built on the banks of Mill Creek. Today, part of the creek that flows through Downtown is underground, enclosed by a concrete conduit. There are plans to resurface the creek.
- USC Digital Library - Map of Visalia and Tulare County
- Annie R. Mitchell, Land of the Tules: The Early Years of Tulare County, Interesting Facts About Our County (Fresno, California: 1972): 78.
- Terry L. Ommen, Then & Now: Visalia, Stately Statues and Delightful Diversions, (Charleston, South Carolina: 2008):23.
- Historic Mill Creek: A Look Below the Surface
- City Looks to Restore Creeks, Build Trails
- Downtown Visalia - Just Add Water
- http://www.valleyvoicenewspaper.com/vv/stories/2006/resurfacing.htm Flood of Support for Resurfacing Mill Creek Public, Private Sector Leaders: Plan Could Put Visalia 'On the Map’
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