DeVaux Swimming Pool

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DeVaux Swimming Pool

Post by shirleyken » Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:55 pm

Devaux was a popular swimming pool located on Moroa Ave. in the Fig Gardens. Along about 1939 -1940, we lived on W. Michigan Ave. In the summer, we kids would ride our bikes to DeVaux, a distance a little over two miles. (If I tried that now, they'd be soon calling the paramedics.) We would spend the day, then pedal home.

I don't know when it closed, but it's now The Fig Garden Swim & Racquet Club.
I also remember Weymouth Swimming Pool. During the war, there were always lots of soldiers from the local bases there.
Click to Enlarge / Fresno Bee - Jume 16, 1942

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