Hanford, California: 1900-2000 (Images of America Series)

Overview

Hanford, in the south San Joaquin Valley near the junction of the San Joaquin and Kings Rivers, has grown from its origin as a railroad stop to a modern city and business center while maintaining its agricultural tradition through ranches, dairy farms, vineyards, and other crops. Created by the Southern Pacific Railroad and named for paymaster James Madison Hanford, the town was incorporated in 1891 and named the seat of Kings County two years later. With a penchant for preservation and an appreciation for ...

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Overview

Hanford, in the south San Joaquin Valley near the junction of the San Joaquin and Kings Rivers, has grown from its origin as a railroad stop to a modern city and business center while maintaining its agricultural tradition through ranches, dairy farms, vineyards, and other crops. Created by the Southern Pacific Railroad and named for paymaster James Madison Hanford, the town was incorporated in 1891 and named the seat of Kings County two years later. With a penchant for preservation and an appreciation for history, Hanford's residents enjoy living in one of California's true hidden gems.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738547688
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 6/13/2007
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,443,921
  • Product dimensions: 6.58 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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In this followup to Hanford, author Robin Michael Roberts picks up the story of the small town in the big valley at the beginning of the 20th century and traces it through to the new millennium. This collection of vintage and modern images highlights the age of motorcars, flying machines, and big industry, along with stories of people—famous and not so famous—whose lives have intermingled in this Central Valley town. Roberts, a fifthgeneration Californian, has drawn images from the Hanford Carnegie Museum, Kings County Library, and private collections to chronicle Hanford's journey from railroad town to agricultural giant.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     6
Introduction     7
King of Kings: 1900-1909     9
Hometown America: 1910-1919     21
The Roaring Twenties: 1920-1929     33
The Depression Years: 1930-1939     45
The War Years: 1940-1949     57
Rise of the Suburbs: 1950-1959     73
A Decade of Change: 1960-1969     87
Explosive Growth: 1970-1979     99
Changing Face: 1980-1989     109
Hanford Centennial: 1990-2000     117
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