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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. 


Shaver, Huntington and Hume Lakes
$21.99
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The Sierra Nevada of Fresno County is rich in natural resources. Logging operations of the 19th century built dams and millponds, such as Hume Lake, sawmills, railroads, and two of the longest flumes in the world. In the 20th century, the Southern California Edison Company began the massive Big Creek Hydroelectric Project. It resulted in the creation of several lakes, including Shaver and Huntington, and a series of powerhouses for hydroelectric power. These lakes provided new venues for fishing and boating. Included here are epic stories told with historical postcards of logging, electricity, and leisure in the Central Sierra Nevada within Fresno County.

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Clovis - Images of America
$21.99
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In the late 1800s, Clovis M. Cole purchased large tracts of land in California's San Joaquin Valley with the intent to farm wheat. Marcus... 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

M. Theo Kearney: Prince of Fresno - Schyler Rehart & William K. Patterson
$14.95
As one of Fresno County's premier pioneer land developers, M. Theo Kearney plays an integral role in the agricultural history of California's Central San... More

M. Theo Kearney: Prince of Fresno (Hardcover) - Schyler Rehart & William K. Patterson
$18.95
As one of Fresno County's premier pioneer land developers, M. Theo Kearney plays an integral role in the agricultural history of California's Central San... 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

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