The ground surface is so nearly level that you have no sense of contour. . . . It is not a former lake, although in large part it is a former swamp. Geology characteristically repeats itself around the world and down through time, but---with the possible exceptions of the Chilean Longitudinal Valley and the Dalbandin Trough in Pakistan---the Great Central Valley of California has no counterpart on this planet.

~ John McPhee, Assembling California

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History Articles

Here are some "good reads" Please check back to this page as we will be adding new articles on a regular basis!

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

A Chronological and Annotated Listing of Articles in the Fresno Past & Present 1959-1991
by Schyler Rehart

Reprint from Fresno Past & Present, The Journal of the Fresno City and County Historical Society, Volume 33, Number 3, Fall, 1991.

A Chronological and Annotated Listing of Articles in the Fresno Past & Present 1990-2001  
by Schyler Rehart
Reprint from Fresno Past & Present, The Journal of the Fresno City and County Historical Society, Volume 44, Number 1, Spring, 2002.

The Image and Its Maker-Early Fresno Photographers (1880-1900)  
by Sharon Hiigel
Reprint from Fresno Past & Present, The Journal of the Fresno City and County Historical Society, Volume 25, Number 2, Summer, 1983, pages 1-6.

The Image and Its Maker- Negatives of 1896 Hydroelectric Plant Construction Preserved  
by Donald C. Jackson
Reprint from Fresno Past & Present, The Journal of the Fresno City and County Historical Society, Volume 25, Number 2, Summer, 1983, page 7.

Baseball By The Boards
by Edwin M. Eaton
Reprint from Fresno Past & Present, The Journal of the Fresno City and County Historical Society, Volume 27, Number 2, Summer, 1985, pages 1-2.

Fresno's Long Summer of Discontent by Schyler Rehart

Reprint from Fresno Past & Present, The Journal of the Fresno City and County Historical Society, Volume 27, Number 2, Summer, 1985, pages 2-7.

The Eggers Connection by Wiliam K. Patterson

Reprint from Fresno Past & Present, The Journal of the Fresno City and County Historical Society, Volume 27, Number 2, Summer, 1985, page 7.

Zapp's Park was Popular Fresno Spot by June English

Reprint from Fresno Past & Present, The Journal of the Fresno City and County Historical Society, Volume 27, Number 2, Summer, 1985, page 8-9.

From Greenbush Spring Flows the History of a City Called Fresno by Howard Miller

Reprint from Fresno Past & Present, The Journal of the Fresno City and County Historical Society, Volume 27, Number 2, Summer, 1985, page 9-10.

James Porteous-Fresno's Forgotten Inventor  by Maria Ortiz

Reprint from Fresno Past & Present, The Journal of the Fresno City and County Historical Society, Volume 23, Number 4, Winter, 1981, pages 1-8.

The Man Who Was M. Theo. Kearney-New Facts Revealed
by Schyler Rehart

Reprint from Fresno Past & Present, The Journal of the Fresno City and County Historical Society, Volume 36, Number 3, Fall, 1994, pages 1-9.

Lazy, Hazy Days of a Fresno Childhood by William Gordon Huff

Reprint from Fresno Past & Present, The Journal of the Fresno City and County Historical Society, Volume 36, Number 3, Fall, 1994, pages 10-11.

Hartley Phillips and the Horseless Carriage
by Brenda Preston

Reprint from Fresno Past & Present, The Journal of the Fresno City and County Historical Society, Volume 42, Number 4, Winter, 2000-2001, pages 1-8.

Fresno:Glimpses of the Heart of the San Joaquin
by William Secrest, Sr.

Reprint from Fresno Past & Present, The Journal of the Fresno City and County Historical Society, Volume 42, Number 4, Winter, 2000-2001, pages 9-11.

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