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Greetings from Fresno Vintage Postcards from California's Heartland

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ISBN-10: 1933502126

ISBN-13: 9781933502120

Edition: 2007

Authors: William B. Secrest

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More than 200 vintage color postcards provide a unique perspective on the storied past of Fresno County. Postcards dating from as early as 1875 through the 1960s, many of which have never before been publicly available, are paired with brief passages that deftly position each card within its historical context. Many famous Fresno edifices which have long disappeared are revived again, including the El Rancho motel, the Carnegie Library, and the Pine Lake Lodge. Educational and inspiring, this exceptional compilation is a treasure trove for the regional history buff.
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Linden Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/1/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 119
Size: 11.24" wide x 8.88" long x 0.64" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Following stints as a Marine rifleman in the Korean War and an art director for an advertising firm, William B. Secrest started researching and writing Western history in the early 1960s. Early in his history career, Secrest realized how his home state has consistently been neglected in the Western genre and concentrated almost exclusively on early California subjects. He has produced hundreds of articles for such publications as Westways, Montana, True West, and The American West, while publishing seven monographs on early California themes. Secrest's many books on California history include "Day of the Grizzly," "California Badmen,, "California Feuds," "Dark and Tangled Threads of Crime,"…