Hanford

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Arcadia, 2005 - History - 128 pages
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Hanford, created by the Southern Pacific Railroad and named for paymaster James Madison Hanford, is located in the southern portion of the San Joaquin Valley near the San Joaquin and Kings Rivers. Incorporated in 1891 and named the seat of Kings County two years later, this city has grown from humble origins to become a center for business and government while also maintaining its agricultural tradition in ranching, dairy farms, vineyards, and other crops. The story of Hanford is captured here in vintage photographs that detail its history from the Tache tribe of the Yokut Indians, who were first to inhabit the region, to the coming of the railroad and the infamous Mussel Slough tragedy that led to monopoly reform laws, and finally to the building of the town itself.

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User Review  - ladycato - LibraryThing

Continuing from the earlier book on Hanford, California, this one features my hometown's past century. This is mostly done in photographs showing everything from agricultural innovations to the ... Read full review

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In this volume from Arcadia Publishing's Images of America series, the focus is on my hometown of Hanford, California. With heavy use of photographs and artwork, Roberts gathered together material on ... Read full review

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ROBIN ROBERTS is Associate Professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies at Louisiana State University.

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