San Joaquin River and Pollasky California

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Title

San Joaquin River and Pollasky California

Subject

Friant, Thomas, d. 1927.; Pollasky, Marcus.; Rivers -- California -- Fresno County -- Photographs.; San Joaquin River (Calif.) -- Photographs.

Description

This point has been known by various names since miners first visited in the 1850s. It has been called Converse Ferry, Jones Ferry, Hamptonville, and with the arrival of the railroad was rechristened "Pollasky". The name came from Marcus Pollasky, sent to Fresno by the Southern Pacific Railroad, to promote a railroad eastward from Fresno over the Sierras. The first train ran October 1, 1892. Investors intended to turn the hamlet into a major city but the planned improvements never materialized and Marcus Pollasky quietly departed Fresno County. By 1921 it was called Friant after Thomas Friant, partner in the White-Friant Lumber Company who died in 1927.

Source

1 Photographic print :b&w ;9 x 14 cm.

Publisher

San Joaquin Valley Library System

Date

ca 1907

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

frp0164

Coverage

ca 1907

Files

frp0164a.jpg

Citation

“San Joaquin River and Pollasky California,” San Joaquin Valley Library System Digital Collections, accessed June 22, 2024, http://digital.sjvls.org/document/1811.

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