Early days in Fresno County, California, are recalled in this new 96-page spiral-bound booklet, an excerpt from A Memorial and Biographical History of the Counties of Fresno, Tulare and Kern, California, originally printed in 1891 by the Lewis Publishing Company of Chicago. Booklets with Kern and Tulare County histories are also available. The colorful front cover is printed on 80# card stock and has been protected with a vinyl sheet. The 8.5" x 11" text is printed on 60# opaque paper, with two original pages on each sheet. Among the many subjects included are: Fresno while part of Mariposa county; Fort Miller, Fresno Co. organized; Boundaries; First Jail; New Courthouse and Jail; Removal of County Seat from Millerton; the town of Millerton; Elections and Other Proceedings; the "lone Republican"of 1854; Early Court Incidents; Crimes and Punishments; the Central Calfironia Colony and others; Climate; Mineral Resources and Fossils; Forest Growth; Scenery; Tehipitee and Paradise Valleys; Wild Animals; Irrigation; Transportation; Schools; Officials; Fresno City -- History, Climate, Water Works, Hospital, Street Railroads, Flouring Mill, Banks, Board of Trade, Post Office, Newspapers, Churches, Societies, Lawyers and Doctors, City officials; Other communities -- Selma, Sanger, Maders, the Sayre Ranch, John Brown Colony, Kingsburg, Raymond, Toll House, Buchanan, Fowler, etc.; the colony system; Notable Vineyards; and other interesting bits of history and trivia. Our California booklets are a good resource for learning about the history, geography and social climate of places where you or your ancestors have lived or of places you plan to visit.
Fresno County, CA
Sources: History of Fresno County, California; A Memorial and Biographical History of the Counties of Fresno, Tulare and Kern, California,
Original Publication Year: 1891
Original Publisher: Lewis Publishing Co.
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