M south of Merced Flood of 1884 Fresno California

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Title

M south of Merced Flood of 1884 Fresno California

Subject

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

Description

Photo depicts the situation on M Street when the Flood of 1884 covered every street in Fresno. The Fresno County Courthouse is seen in the background to the left. The church seen to the right is the Southern Methodist Church at the intersection of L and Fresno streets. Floods threatened to wipe out Fresno every winter owing to its location as the sink of four creeks, Dry Creek, Red Banks, Dog Creek, and Fancher Creek.

Source

1 Photographic print (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

frp0135

Coverage

1884

Files

frp0135a.jpg

Citation

“M south of Merced Flood of 1884 Fresno California,” San Joaquin Valley Library System Digital Collections, accessed May 22, 2024, http://digital.sjvls.org/document/1782.

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