Beyond the river stretches the interminable prairie, where the fields of harvested wheat lie wrapped in slumber; . . . . The light stealing upon the broad shadows, first touches the tops of the prairie wagons. . . . Then, making more and more progress, it shines. . . and at last, in full glory of splendor, brings out the yellow of the cultivated fields and the course brown of the sandy soil.

~ Picturesque America, 1872

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Children of Emiliano (Joe) and Patricia Perez: Manuela Emiliana, Rodolfo and Pedro, 1885. Photographer: E.R. Higgins.
The family came to Fresno in 1884, and Joe Perez opened a blacksmith shop with Henry White on the corner of Fresno and K (Van Ness) Street.

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