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Selective bibliography of Fresno County History

  • Abbott, Linda M.C. Fresno: Valley of Abundance. Fresno: Fresno County and City Chamber of Commerce, 1988.
  • Bulbulian, Berge. The Fresno Armenians: History of a Diaspora Community. Fresno: The Press at California State University, Fresno, 2000.
  • Bush, Elsie R. Big Creek 2000: A Town and its People 1910 to 2000. Coarsegold, CA: E & R Pub., c2000.
  • Bush, Elsie R. Reshaping Central Sierra: Ninety Years of History, 1910 to 2000. Coarsegold, CA: E & R. Publishing, c2001.
  • California Historical Records Survey. Inventory of the County Archives of California, No. 10: Fresno. San Francisco: Northern California Historical Records Survey Project, 1940.
  • Clingan, Forest and Helen. Oak to Pine to Timberline: Tales of Settlers and Sinners South of the Kings. Fresno: Pioneer Publishing Co., c1985.
  • Clough, Charles W. and Secrest, William B., Jr. Fresno County: The Pioneer Years from the Beginnings to 1900. Fresno, CA: Panorama West Books, 1984.
  • Clough, Charles W., and others. Fresno County in the Twentieth Century. Fresno, CA: Panorama West Books, 1986.
  • Coffey, Jean, comp. A Biographical Index of Fresno and Madera Counties from Selected Sources in the Roy J. Woodward Memorial Library of California. Fresno: Department of Special Collections, Henry Madden Library, California State University, Fresno, 1987.
  • Dow, John Allan. History of Public School Organization and Administration in Fresno County, California. Ed.D. dissertation, University of Southern California, 1967.
  • Eaton, Edwin M. Vintage Fresno: Pictorial Recollections of a Western City. Fresno: Huntington Press, 1964.
  • Elliott, Wallace W., publisher. History of Fresno County, California. San Francisco, CA: W.W. Elliott and Co., 1882, and reprint edition.
  • Fresno County Centennial Almanac. Fresno, 1956.
  • Fresno Past and Present, Quarterly Journal of the Fresno City and County Historical Society. Fresno: The Society, 1959-
  • Fresno Republican, publisher. Imperial Fresno: Resources, Industries and Scenery Illustrated and Described: A Souvenir of the Fresno Republican. Fresno: Fresno Republican Publishing Company, 1897 (reprint, 1979).
  • Frodsham, Noel. A Study of the Russian-Germans in Fresno County, California. M.A. thesis, University of Redlands, 1949.
  • Hamm, Edward, Jr. When Fresno Rode the Rails. Los Angeles: Interurban Publications, 1979.
  • Henson, Bob and Frances. Bits & Pieces of Riverdale's History. N.p., 1996.
  • Hasegawa, Yoshino and Chris, eds. Sanger - Memoirs of the Area's Pioneer Families. [Sanger]: Sanger Historical Society, 1992.
  • Hernandez, Robert. Mendota: A City in the Central San Joaquin Valley. N.p., [2000].
  • Images of an Age, Clovis: A Sharing of Reminiscences, Illustrations and Photographs of the Historical Development of the Clovis Community, its People, Schools, Organizations, Churches, and its Surrounding Rural Areas.  Fresno: Pacific Printing Press, c1984.
  • Johnston, Hank. Rails to the Minarets: The Story of the Sugar Pine Lumber Company. Corona del Mar, CA: Timber Times, 1980.
  • Johnston, Hank. The Railroad that Lighted Southern California. 4th editon., revised. Fish Camp, CA : Stauffer Publishing, c1997.
  • Johnston, Hank. They Felled the Redwoods: A Saga of Flumes and Rails in the High Sierra. Glendale, CA: Trans-Anglo Books, c1983.
  • Kearney, M. Theodore. Fresno County, California and the Evolution of the Fruit Vale Estate. Fresno: Pacific Press Publishing Company, 1899, 1903 (reprint, 1980).
  • Latta, Frank F. Handbook of Yokuts Indians.Exexter/Salinas: Brewer's Historical Press/Coyote Press, 1999.
  • Laval, Jerome D. As Pop Saw It. The Great Central Valley of California as Seen Through the Lens of a Camera. (subtitle, last 2 vols.: A Continuing View of the Great Central Valley of California as Seen Through the Lens of a Camera.) 3 vols. Fresno: Graphic Technology Co., 1975, 1976, 1985.
  • Lewis Publishing Company. A Memorial and Biographical History of the Counties of Fresno, Tulare, and Kern, California. Chicago, IL: Lewis Publishing Co., 1892.
  • McCubbin, John C. The McCubbin Papers: An Account of the Early History of Reedley and Vicinity. Edited with introduction and notes by Kenneth Zech. Reedley: Reedley Historical Society, 1988.
  • McFarland, J. Randall. Centennial Selma: Biography of a California Community's First 100 Years. Selma: Author, c1980.
  • McFarland, J. Randall. Village on the Prairie: The Story of Fowler's First 100 Years. [Fowler]: Fowler Mother's Club, 1972.
  • McFarland, J. Randall. Water for a Thirsty Land: the Consolidated Irrigation District and its Canal Development History. Selma: The District, c1996.
  • McFarland, J. Randall, ed. Literary Selma: Writings of a Central California Community. Selma: Selma Unified School District, 1992.
  • Nickel, Katharine, comp. Beginnings in the Reedley Area. A Treasury of Historical Accounts 'Till 1913; Written by Pioneers of the Reedley Area. Reedley: n.p., 1961.
  • Phillips, George Harwood. Indians and Indian Agents: The Origins of the Reservation System in California, 1849-1852. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1997.
  • Phillips, George Harwood. Indians and Intruders in Central California, 1769-1849. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1993.
  • Redinger, David H. The Story of Big Creek. With contributions from Edith I. Redinger and William A. Myers. Revised edition.Tucson, AZ: Ironwood Press, 1998.
  • Rehart, Catherine Morison. The Heartland's Heritage: An Illustrated History of Fresno County. Carlsbad, CA: Heritage Media Corp., 2000.
  • Rehart, Catherine Morison. The Valley's Legends and Legacies. 4 vols. Fresno/Clovis: Word Dancer Press, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001.
  • Rose, Gene. Reflections of Shaver Lake: Center of Activities on Pine Ridge for More Than One Hundred Years. Fresno: Pioneer West Publishing, 1987.
  • Rose, Gene. The San Joaquin: A River Betrayed. Second edition. Clovis: Word Dancer Press, 2000.
  • Rose, Gene. Sierra Centennial: 100 Years of Pioneering in the Sierra National Forest. Washington: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region, 1993.
  • Secrest, William B., Jr, comp. Fresno County Scrapbook, 1870-1899; Selected Clippings from the Fresno Weekly Expositor (1870-1886), Fresno Daily Evening Expositor (1887-1897) and Fresno Morning Republican (1898-1899). Fresno, 1982.
  • Smith, Wallace. Garden of the Sun. Los Angeles: Lymanhouse, 1939, and a number of subsequent editions.
  • Thompson, Thomas Hinckley. Official Historical Atlas Map of Fresno County, California. Tulare, CA: T.H. Thompson, 1891.
  • Vandor, Paul E. History of Fresno County, California,. With Biographical Sketches of the Leading Men and Women of the County Who Have Been Identified With Its Growth and Development From the Early Days to the Present. 2 volumes. Los Angeles, CA: Historic Record Co., 1919.
  • Waiczis, Michael R., and William B. Secrest, Jr. A Portrait of Fresno, 1885-1985: A Publication of the Centennial History Committee. Fresno: Centennial History Committee, 1985.
  • Walker, Ben Randal. The Fresno County Blue Book, Containing Facts and Impressions for the Better Understanding of Fresno County Past and Present. Fresno: A.H. Cawston, 1941.
  • Walker, Ben Randal. The Fresno Community Book. Fresno: A.H. Cawston, 1946.
  • Winchell, Lilbourne Alsip. History of Fresno County and the San Joaquin Valley, Narrative and Bibliographical. Fresno, CA: Arthur H. Cawston, 1933.
  • Wong, Irene. A [Fresno] Chinatown Community Scrapbook: Memories of the San Joaquin Valley. [Montgomery, AL]: Prosperity Press, [c1998].