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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Research Links

Cutton Family, Family Collections.
Fresno Historical Society Archives

Fresno County and San Joaquin Valley History

These links provide information for research into Fresno and the San Joaquin Valley, including a reading list, local history rooms, and newspaper archives information. 

California History

The links provide a wealth of resources on the history of the Golden State for students, teachers, and researchers.

Preserving Your Family History

These sites provide professional advice in caring for your family treasures or for local historical societies caring for their collections. 

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