Saturday, January 28, 2012
For all you snow-lovers, we a completely classic photo of the Big Creek Ice & Snow Carnival held at Huntington Lake in 1916. Meant to be an annual event that would serve to promote winter sports in our Sierra wonderland, sadly, the trek was only made once! When not...
Saturday, December 17, 2011
With so many of you out today visiting Santa, we just had to post this picture once again of the Gottschalk's Santa and his little helpers from 1916. A magical moment perhaps but look at the amazing (and scary) toys! Not an ipod or Kindle in sight and the children still...
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Gorgeous photo of Fresno County's Courthouse and the Anna Woodward Memorial with Fresno's official Christmas Tree. Pop and Mom Laval used this as a holiday greeting card some time in the mid-1920s.
Thursday, December 08, 2011
A fledgling Van Ness Boulevard, looking north from Lansing Way, (north of the ditch) with the first few residences in view. A new development was opened in north of Fresno, called Fig Garden. Developers J.C. Forkner and Wylie Giffen hired landscape architect Horace Cotton...
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Picture of the Day - August 11, 1921 - This gorgeous photo was taken on the Roeding Ranch and was called "The Children of Five Nations with Baskets of Figs." What an amazing shot highlighting the beautiful diversity of the San Joaquin Valley - obviously staged - but still...