Fresno County Public Library Postcards

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Fresno County Public Library Postcards


Fresno County (Calif.)


Another miscellany of scenes, structures, people and events, taken in locations around Fresno County. Some of the more interesting are early Fresno scenes from the 1870s and 1880s taken by pioneer photographer Roderick W. Riggs, and a number of images detailing the construction of Friant Dam in the late 1930s and early 1940s.


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For more information about acquiring copies of these images (in photographic and/or digital form), please contact the Heritage Center, Fresno County Public Library, 2420 Mariposa St., Fresno, CA 93721-2285; (559) 600-6230. Our Web site is located at










Fresno County (Calif.)

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South Methodist Episcopal Church
South Methodist Episcopal Church on Fresno and L Streets

Fresno Amateur Radio Card
Fresno had a big amateur radio community. These were QSL response postcards that were sent to other radio operator to confirm transmissions. It contained the call sign of both stations participating in the contact, the time and date when it occurred…

Hotel Kingsburg
Exterior of the Hotel Kingsburg, 1300 Draper Street.

Valley Auto & Truck Wrecking Co.
Exterior of Valley Auto & Truck Wrecking Company.

Along the Huntington Lake road California
Photograph of the winter scene at Huntington Lake, located at the 7,000 foot level in the Sierras, taken probably in the 1920s or early 1930s. The Huntington Lake area, sixty-five miles northeast of Fresno, developed as a recreation center after the…

Garfield School Selma California
Picture of James Garfield Elementary School located at 2535 B Street in Selma, California, which was named after James A. Garfield, the 20th President of the United States. The school opened in September, 1938 and is currently one of twelve schools…

Masonic Hall Selma California
Home for the the Masonic Hall in Selma, California. Purchased in March 1927 and opened officially in May 13, 1927. This Selma Lodge 277, Free and Accepted Masons, was organized October 29, 1884. The City Directory of 1927 locates the building at…

Hotel Grand Reedley California
Picture of the Hotel Grand, on the corner of G and 12th Street in Reedley, California, taken sometime between March 1905 and 1917. This three-story, forty-room hotel was built in 1891-92 by the Pacific Improvement Company, a subsidiary of the…
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