Fresno County Then & Now

Fresno Cnty raisinsCreated in 1856 from parts of Merced, Tulare, and Mariposa counties, Fresno County’s initial boundaries were changed several times as it lost territory to the newer county jurisdictions of Mono in 1861, Inyo in 1866, San Benito in 1874, and Madera in 1893. This area in the Central Valley was discovered by Spaniards during a Continue reading Fresno County Then & Now

Women’s History Month: Fannie White Kewen

California Poppy smaller According to one account the “Belle of St. Louis,” teenaged Fanny White came to California in a covered wagon with her family during the gold rush, accompanied all the way by an ardent, and determined, suitor named Edward J. C. Kewen. Continue reading Women’s History Month: Fannie White Kewen