J Street N from Fresno Flood 1884 California

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Title

J Street N from Fresno Flood 1884 California

Subject

Floods -- California -- Fresno County -- 1884 -- Photographs.; Fresno (Calif.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- 19th century -- Photographs.

Description

On 16 February 1884, flood waters covered every street in Fresno. All basements and ground floors were flooded. The only means of transportation within the city was by boat. This photo depicts the situation on J street looking northwest from Fresno street. Floods threatened to wipe out Fresno every winter because Fresno was located in the sink of four creeks. Dry Creek ran just to the north of town, Red Banks and Dog Creek merged in the flat lands to the east, and Fancher Creek ran nearby with the center of Fresno as the confluent point.

Source

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

Publisher

San Joaquin Valley Library System

Date

1884

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

frp0132

Coverage

1884

Files

frp0132a.jpg

Citation

“J Street N from Fresno Flood 1884 California,” San Joaquin Valley Library System Digital Collections, accessed March 21, 2023, http://digital.sjvls.org/document/1779.

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