Davis California 1910s-1940s

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Founded in 1868, Davis‚'s history is divided into aninitial ‚"village‚" period (1860s‚–1900s), a middlefour-decade ‚"town‚" period (1910s‚–1940s), and acurrent and on-going ‚"city‚" period (1950s to present). Much of what people think of as quintessential ‚"Davis‚" was created in the middle, town period. About 1910 and with the start of the University of California experimental farm, Davis began to grow and become a striving and thriving town. Focusing on the four decades of the 1910s to the 1940s, this book contains over two hundred images of Davis, including downtown streetscapes and businesses, public events and gatherings, prominent families and homes, churches, government, the Old East, Old North, and College Park neighborhoods, schools, and the University Farm.
ISBN: 9780738501512
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
John Lofland and Phyllis Haig compiled this pictorial retrospective from several archives and many personal collections, emphasizing photographs of structures that can be seen today over those that have burned or been demolished. While including images of by-gone structures, their emphasis is on sharpening historical understanding of the environment built early on that is still visible today. Their efforts have produced this entertaining and educational volume, which is sure to be a valuable and treasured addition to the library of every history-minded person.
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