Kings County, California (Images of America Series)

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Kings County, sprawling across the San Joaquin Valley south of the Kings River and encompassing the bulk of the historic Tulare Lake bed, is an agricultural wonder with ranches, dairy farms, vineyards, and multiple other field and orchard crops. Created in 1893 from Tulare County and expanded in 1909 from elements of Fresno County, Kings County has grown in the last century from a forgotten corner of California into a major agricultural-economic force.
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Overview


Kings County, sprawling across the San Joaquin Valley south of the Kings River and encompassing the bulk of the historic Tulare Lake bed, is an agricultural wonder with ranches, dairy farms, vineyards, and multiple other field and orchard crops. Created in 1893 from Tulare County and expanded in 1909 from elements of Fresno County, Kings County has grown in the last century from a forgotten corner of California into a major agricultural-economic force.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738558448
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 8/20/2008
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,486,318
  • Product dimensions: 9.24 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author


In this companion to Images of America: Hanford, author Robin Michael Roberts tells the story of the people and communities that carved an agricultural empire out of desert and lake. This collection of vintage and modern images traces the development of Hanford, Lemoore, Corcoran, Avenal, Kettleman City, Armona, Stratford, Grangeville, Hardwick, Lakeside, the Santa Rosa Rancheria, Lemoore Naval Air Station, and the Tulare Lake basin, as well as the lesser-known places and events that make up the story of the county. Roberts, a fifth-generation Californian, has drawn images from the Kings County Library and Museum, the Hanford Carnegie Museum, and private collections to chronicle Kings County's growth from a waterless wasteland to an agricultural giant.
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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments 6 Introduction 7
1 Kings County and Hanford 9
2 Lemoore, NAS Lemoore, Santa Rosa Rancheria, and Stratford 25
3 Corcoran, Lakeside-Guernsey, and Tulare Lake 57
4 The Westside, Avenal, and Kettleman City 77
5 Armona, Grangeville, and Kingston 101
6 Hardwick, Burris, Cross Creek, and the Island District 113 Bibliography 127
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