Fresno jackrabbit harvest 1893 California

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Title

Fresno jackrabbit harvest 1893 California

Subject

Jackrabbits -- California -- Fresno County -- Photographs; Pest Control -- California -- Fresno County -- Photographs.; Rabbit hunting -- California -- Fresno County -- Photographs; Fresno (Calif.) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Photographs.

Description

Jackrabbits often ravaged orchards and vineyards. Fresno settlers soon saw their profits decreasing and organized a campaign to deal with the problem. This photo shows a method borrowed from the Indians. A fence is created in the shape of a V. The wings of this V would extend about 2 miles. Citizens would line up far above the open end of the V and drive the rabbits. The rabbits would run into the V and when they got into the bottle neck they were corralled and beaten with clubs. Firearms were not allowed because of the safety of the people. Between 1888 and 1897 there were 217 public drives alone in California accounting for approximately 500,000 dead rabbits.

Source

1 Photographic print :b&w ;9 x14 cm.

Publisher

San Joaquin Valley Library System

Date

sd

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

frp0138

Coverage

sd

Files

frp0138a.jpg

Citation

“Fresno jackrabbit harvest 1893 California,” San Joaquin Valley Library System Digital Collections, accessed April 17, 2024, http://digital.sjvls.org/document/1785.

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