Big Creek Post Office Big Creek California

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Title

Big Creek Post Office Big Creek California

Subject

Post office buildings -- California -- Fresno County -- 20th century -- Photographs.; Big Creek (Calif.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- 20th century -- Photographs.; Big Creek (Calif.) -- Environmental conditions -- 20th century -- Photographs.; Big Creek (Calif.) -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.

Description

A 1920's winter scene high in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California in the town of Big Creek. The only identifiable building is the Big Creek Post Office. In 1902, John S. Eastwood, engineer for the Pacific Light and Power Company, selected Big Creek as the site for a new hydroelectric development. This project, called The Big Creek Project, began nine years later turning into one of the world's greatest water power developments. Through all the development Big Creek remained the headquarters of the operation and inevitably a community grew up around the Big Creek Station. The original settlement was called Cascade but was renamed Big Creek in 1926. The community included cottages, shops, a mess hall, warehouses, an office building, and a hospital. The first store was built in 1912. The Big Creek School District was formed on December 10, 1912 serving a vast area of northeast Fresno County.

Source

1 photographic print (postcard) :b&w ;9 x 14 cm.

Publisher

San Joaquin Valley Library System

Date

ca 1926

Contributor

Fresno County Public Library

Rights

This image is being made available for educational and research purposes only, under the "fair use" clause of the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) Further questions regarding the image or its use may be directed to the Fresno County Public Library, Heritage Center, 2420 Mariposa St, Fresno, CA 93721. Phone: 559-600-6230 HeritageCenter@fresnolibrary.org

Relation

SJV Photo Heritage

Format

image/jpeg

Language

en

Type

Image

Identifier

frp0097

Coverage

ca 1926

Files

frp0097a.jpg

Citation

“Big Creek Post Office Big Creek California,” San Joaquin Valley Library System Digital Collections, accessed April 15, 2024, http://digital.sjvls.org/document/1747.

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