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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History Articles

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Central California Colony: 'Marvel of the Desert'
by John Panter
Reprint from Fresno Past & Present, The Journal of the Fresno City and County Historical Society, Volume 36, Number 2, Summer, 1994.

Our Voices. Our Stories. Our History: Oral History
Edited reprint from Grapevine, Newsletter of Fresno City and County Historical Society, Volume 24, Number 3, Aug/Sept/Oct 2001.

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