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Orders will be filled before Christmas no later than December 19, 2019. Thank you for your order and your support of the Fresno Historical Society. 


Wildflowers of the Sierra Nevada and the Central Valley - Laird R. Blackwell
$65.00
California is world renowned for its wildflowers: with environments ranging from ocean beach, prairie grassland, and oak savanna to coniferous forest,... More

Bitter Melon: Inside America's Last Rural Chinese Town - Jeff Gillenkirk and James Motlow
$21.95
Chinese immigrants built a large part of California, providing a workforce for the railroads, mines, and farms. This is the powerful story of Locke, a... More

A Rocky Road: the pilgrimage of the grape - Charles W. Bonner
$11.95
More than a historical chronicle of famous vineyards or a how-to primer on packing procedures and aging. Thanks to the sensitivity and expertise of the... More

Jewish Life in the American West - Edited by Ava F. Kahn
$22.50
First published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Autry Museum of Western Heritage in Los Angeles, Jewish Life in the American West includes a... More

The Heartland's Heritage: An illustrated history of Fresno County - Catherine M. Rehart
$39.95
Travel through Fresno County's spectacular mountains and rivers and its valley blessed with fertile soil - the richest agricultural land in the world. The... More

William Saroyan: places in time - Janice Stevens
$26.95
A biographical survey of the signature places and locales that were part of the great writer's world. Lavishly illustrated with beautiful, expressive... More

Forgotten Bread: First Generation Armenian American Writers - David Kherdian
$21.95
This outstanding gathering of stories and poems from seventeen first-generation Armenian American authors, each introduced by a member of the second... More

Eldorado: Adventures In The Path Of Empire - Bayard Taylor
$18.95
Working as a reporter for the New York Tribune, Bayard Taylor chronicled the birth of modern California during the tumultuous Gold Rush era. His account... More

Unsettling The West: Eliza Farnham and Georgiana Bruce Kirby in Frontier California - JoAnn Levy
$16.95
The lives of these two pioneer reformers -- so inextricably bound up with each other through the lifetime gift of friendship -- stand revealed as important... More

A Treatise on Raisin Production, Processing and Marketing - Editors Prof. Vincent E. Petrucci, Sc.D. and Carter D. Clary, Ph.D.
$75.00
Throughout 14 chapters, this volume covers every aspect of the raisin industry. Filled with color photograph, the book provides historical perspective and... More