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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. 


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

Fresno's Architectural Past - Janice Stevens
$26.95
Fresno's Architectural Past is noted local artist Pat Hunter's unique and stimulating homage to the landmark buildings of Fresno, California. Pat's subjects... 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

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

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

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

Wild Flowers of California - Photographs by Larry Ulrich, Interpretive text by Susan Lamb
$34.95
California's varied geography hosts a rich mosaic of habitats for flowering native plants. In this portfolio of color images, California photographer Larry... More

The Dirt Is Red Here: Art and Poetry from Native California - Margret Dubin
$16.95
Features well-known poets and internationally recognized artists, all from indigenous tribes of California. 81 pages, Trade Paper

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