Fresno County

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Welcome To History of 
Fresno County  

Hi I am Pauline Drury your host for the state of CaliforniaKern & Fresno Counties. I live in Oxnard Ventura Co., CA., I was born in Los Angeles CA & was raised in Fresno, I moved to Kern County in 1994.
I  moved to Oxnard CA in April of this year because of a divorce.

Picture Post Card of 
 Fresno in 1886 

from Tracy Huffman 

Thank You Tracy

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Fresno County is known as the raisin-producing capital of the world and produces more agricultural products than any other county in the United States. 
The region’s Mediterranean climate, which includes a warm, dry season, and a cool, damp season, contributes to Fresno’s agricultural bounty.

Fresno County History
County seat, Fresno. Created April 19, 1856 from the original counties of Mariposa and Merced.
Named after Fresno Creek. Fresno in Spanish signifies "ash tree" and it was due to the abundance of mountain ash or ash trees in the county that it received its name.

Fresno, city in central California, seat of Fresno County, located at the hub of the state’s fertile San Joaquin Valley, which is one of the richest farming areas in the United States.

Fresno is a gateway to Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon national parks. 
Huntington & Shaver Lakes to the North East. Huntington Lake is about 86 miles 
from Fresno at 7,000 ft elevation, Shaver Lake is about 1/2 way up from Clovis CA 
to Huntington Lake, Lake Edison is above Huntington Lake & is very rustic & considered to be great for back packing.  Huntington & Shaver Lakes offer fishing, camping &  boating [water skiing]. They have great snow skiing at Sierra Summit  [China Peak]. Great for Winter sports

Fresno - History
Some California History

Welcome to the Fresno County Home Page

Where is Fresno, California -
Books about Fresno County History and Genealogy
Fresno City and County Historical Society
Fresno County Chambers of Commerce
Fresno County Home Page
Fresno County Landmarks
Fresno County Library
Fresno Genealogical Society
California State University, Fresno Library
Fresno Online - Central California's Home -
Yosemite, Visitors Guide, Music, Entertainment, Airlines, Hotels and Restaurants

1993-94 Balloon Fest CSUF

1996 Fresno County Blossom Trail

1999 FRESNO County Blossom Trail

Kearney Park,  located 11 km (7 mi) west of Fresno, is the site of a museum preserving the memory of  M. Theo Kearney, a leader of the local raisin industry. 
Kearney Blvd. Fresno Post Card.            

Ghost Towns of the West, The Ultimate Ghost Town Site,
Ghost towns indexed by state

Ghost Towns of California
The California Reader
California Pioneers Project

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