Wonder Valley ranch houses in the distance Del Piedra California

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Title

Wonder Valley ranch houses in the distance Del Piedra California

Subject

Pastures -- California -- Fresno County -- Photographs.; Ranches -- California -- Fresno County -- Photographs.; Piedra (Calif.) -- Photographs.; Wonder Valley (Calif.) -- Photographs.

Description

Panoramic view of Wonder Valley about 35 miles east of Fresno. A saucer-shaped valley surrounded by low-lying hills with the Sierras in the distance. Large cattle ranches originally covered the valley. Del Piedra, meaning "stone" in Spanish, grew up as a company town around the Santa Fe Railway's rock quarry on the south side of the Kings River. In 1911 the railroad constructed a branch line to transport the rock. With the demise of the rock company the town shifted location to the north side of the river and became simply Piedra. Today Piedra is a recreation center for the fishermen and boaters on Pine Flat Lake created by the damming of the Kings River.

Source

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

Publisher

San Joaquin Valley Library System

Date

ca 1930

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

frp0099

Coverage

ca 1930

Files

frp0099a.jpg

Citation

“Wonder Valley ranch houses in the distance Del Piedra California,” San Joaquin Valley Library System Digital Collections, accessed May 18, 2024, http://digital.sjvls.org/document/1749.

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