Timeline of Fresno, California

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The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Fresno, California, USA.

19th century[edit]

  • 1872 – Founded by the Central Pacific Railroad Company [1]
  • 1874 – Fresno becomes seat of Fresno County.[2]
  • 1875
    • Fresno County Courthouse built.
    • Fresno Expositor newspaper in publication.[3]
    • Central California Colony established south of Fresno, creating a successful model for attracting settlers. [1] [4]
  • 1876 – Fresno Morning Republican newspaper in publication.[5]
  • 1877 – Fresno Volunteer Fire Department organized.[6]
  • 1882 – St. John Church built.
  • 1884 – Big Fresno Fair begins.[1]
  • 1885 – Fresno incorporated.[7]
  • 1889 – Meux Home built.[8]
  • 1890
    • Barton opera house opens.[7]
    • Population exceeds 10,000.[1]
  • 1892 - Street cars introduced [1]
  • 1893 – Fresno Free Public Library opens. [2]
  • 1894
  • 1899 – Santa Fe Passenger Depot opens.
  • 1900 – Population: 12,470.[11]

20th century[edit]

1900s–1940s[edit]

1950s–1990s[edit]

21st century[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d ["History of Fresno".]
  2. ^ a b Nergal 1980.
  3. ^ a b c d "US Newspaper Directory". Chronicling America. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress. Retrieved March 13, 2014.
  4. ^ Panter, John. "Central California Colony: Marvel of the Desert" (PDF). The Journal of the Fresno City and County Historical Society. Retrieved 3 August 2016.
  5. ^ "The Fresno Republican Newspaper". The Fresno Republican. Retrieved 3 August 2016.
  6. ^ a b Fresno Historical Society. "Collections: Manuscripts". Retrieved March 13, 2014.
  7. ^ a b c Vandor 1919.
  8. ^ "Thomas R. Meux Home (1889)". Local Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 3 August 2016.
  9. ^ California Federation of Women's Clubs (1907). Club Women of California. San Francisco.
  10. ^ Jeroen Heijmans; Bill Mallon (2011). "Chronology". Historical Dictionary of Cycling. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 978-0-8108-7175-5.
  11. ^ a b c Federal Writers' Project 1939.
  12. ^ a b Pluralism Project. "Fresno, California". Directory of Religious Centers. Harvard University. Retrieved March 13, 2014.
  13. ^ a b c "Fresno State Centennial" (Historical Timeline). California State University, Fresno. 2010. Archived from the original on March 14, 2014. Retrieved March 13, 2014.
  14. ^ "Raisin Day Excitement at Fresno". Pacific Rural Press. April 24, 1920 – via California Digital Newspaper Collection.
  15. ^ Project for Excellence in Journalism (2012). "McClatchy Company". Media Ownership Database. State of the News Media. Washington, D.C.: Pew Research Center.
  16. ^ Madden Library. "Local History". Research Guides. California State University, Fresno. Retrieved March 13, 2014.
  17. ^ a b c Mike Tigas and Sisi Wei (ed.). "Fresno, California". Nonprofit Explorer. New York: ProPublica. Retrieved March 13, 2014.
  18. ^ "California". Official Congressional Directory. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office. 1958.
  19. ^ Cordelia Candelaria, ed. (2004). Encyclopedia of Latino Popular Culture. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 978-0-313-33210-4.
  20. ^ Marshall Ganz (2010). Why David Sometimes Wins: Leadership, Organization, and Strategy in the California Farm Worker Movement. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-975785-5.
  21. ^ a b "Movie Theaters in Fresno, CA". CinemaTreasures.org. Los Angeles: Cinema Treasures LLC. Retrieved March 13, 2014.
  22. ^ "American Association of Community Theatre". Retrieved March 13, 2014.
  23. ^ American Association for State and Local History (2002). "California: Fresno". Directory of Historical Organizations in the United States and Canada (15th ed.). p. 64. ISBN 0759100020.
  24. ^ Population of the 100 Largest Cities and Other Urban Places in the United States: 1790 to 1990, US Census Bureau, 1998
  25. ^ "California Food Banks". Food Bank Locator. Chicago: Feeding America. Retrieved March 13, 2014.
  26. ^ "City Hall Gets Web Site", Fresno Bee, May 10, 1998
  27. ^ "City of Fresno". Archived from the original on February 2000 – via Internet Archive, Wayback Machine.
  28. ^ Civic Impulse, LLC. "Members of Congress". GovTrack. Washington, D.C. Retrieved March 13, 2014.
  29. ^ "(Fresno)". Northern California Community Loan Fund. Retrieved March 13, 2014.
  30. ^ "Death of a Museum". The New York Times. July 23, 2013.
  31. ^ "Fresno (city), California". State & County QuickFacts. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on April 27, 2012. Retrieved March 13, 2014.
  32. ^ Norimitsu Onishi (May 7, 2013). "Recognition Grows for Poets of Streets, Main or Otherwise". The New York Times.
  33. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1939), "Chronology", California: Guide to the Golden State, American Guide Series, New York: Hastings House – via Open Library

Bibliography[edit]

Published in the 19th century
Published in the 20th century
  • Charter and Ordinances of the city of Fresno, California. Fresno: Franklin Printing House. 1911. OL 7124979M.
  • State Commission of Immigration and Housing of California (1918). Report on Fresno's immigration problem. Sacramento: California state printing office. OL 24362705M.
  • "Fresno". Automobile Blue Book. USA. 1919.
  • Paul E. Vandor (1919), History of Fresno County, California, Los Angeles: Historic Record Company, OL 13493008M
  • Ben Randal Walker, "Fresno: 1872–1885, A Municipality in the Making", Fresno County Historical Society Publications, Vol. 1, No. 2, 1934.
  • Federal Writers' Project (1939), "Fresno", California: Guide to the Golden State, American Guide Series, New York: Hastings House
  • "Fresno Past and Present", Quarterly Journal of the Fresno City and County Historical Society. Fresno: The Society, 1959-
  • Eaton, Edwin M. Vintage Fresno: Pictorial Recollections of a Western City'. Fresno: Huntington Press, 1964.
  • Margaret Miller Rocq, ed. (1970). "Fresno County: Fresno". California Local History: A Bibliography (2nd ed.). Stanford University Press. p. 54. ISBN 978-0-8047-0716-9.
  • Ory Mazar Nergal, ed. (1980), "Fresno, CA", Encyclopedia of American Cities, New York: E.P. Dutton, OL 4120668M
  • Waiczis, Michael R., and William B. Secrest, Jr. A Portrait of Fresno, 1885–1985: A Publication of the Centennial History Committee. Fresno: Centennial History Committee, 1985.
  • "San Joaquin Valley: Fresno". California. Let's Go. New York: St. Martin's Press. 1998. p. 510+. OL 10387102M.
Published in the 21st century

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Coordinates: 36°45′00″N 119°46′00″W / 36.75°N 119.766667°W / 36.75; -119.766667