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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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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