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Fresno was founded in 1872 in the middle of the vast, fertile San Joaquin Valley and quickly became the financial and social center of California. From the infinite amount of agricultural products to lumber, oil, water, and electrical power, the city thrived upon the multitude of natural resources that were abundantly available in the area. As the county seat, it was the political and cultural center of central California. Shown in this volume are postcards of the city in its heyday.
ISBN: 9780738596204
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 220
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
John Reynolds is a lifelong resident of the Fresno-Clovis area and taught for 30 years in the Fresno Unified School District. He has an immense knowledge of local history and has been collecting local imagery for more than 50 years. Michael J. Semas is a resident of Hanford, California, and has previously written Postcard History Series: Kings County. He has been collecting postcard images of central California for over 15 years. He has been invited to speak at numerous historical societies and has presented numerous image slide shows throughout California.
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