K Street N from Fresno Street Flood of 1884 Fresno California

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Title

K Street N from Fresno Street Flood of 1884 Fresno California

Subject

Church, Moses James, 1818-1900.; F. Banta Eureka Planing Mill.; J. Williams Blacksmith and Wagon Shop.; Church buildings -- California -- Fresno County -- 19th century -- Photographs.; Floods -- California -- Fresno County -- 19th century -- Photographs.; Historic buildings -- California -- Fresno County -- 19th century -- Photographs.; Irrigation canals and flumes -- California -- Fresno County -- 19th century -- Photographs.; Fresno (Calif.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- 19th century -- Photographs.; Fresno (Calif.) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Photographs.

Description

On 16 February 1884, flood waters covered every street in Fresno. 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. This photo depicts the situation on K Street with the photographer looking north from Fresno Street. The Mill Ditch is visible in the foreground on Fresno Street. This irrigation ditch was built in 1878 by Moses J. Church to power his Champion Flour Mill at the corner of Fresno and N Streets. Several narrow plank bridges are seen spanning the ditch. The first building on the right is the J. Williams Blacksmith and Wagon Shop. The next structure is the F. Banta Eureka Planing Mill. The steeple of the Methodist Church can be seen in the distance.

Source

1 Photographic print :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

frp0136

Coverage

1884

Files

frp0136a.jpg

Citation

“K Street N from Fresno Street Flood of 1884 Fresno California,” San Joaquin Valley Library System Digital Collections, accessed February 22, 2024, http://digital.sjvls.org/document/1783.

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