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Locke, California     View
Website for this California delta town founded in 1915, which is "the only town in the United States built exclusively by the Chinese for the Chinese." Features brief history and photos of points of interest such as the boarding house, Chin ...

Forestiere Underground Gardens     View
Material about the Forestiere Underground Gardens in Fresno, California. Sicilian immigrant Baldassare Forestiere (1879-1946) was a self-taught artist and builder who "patterned his underground world after the ancient catacombs of his native lan ...

Fresno Historical Society: Kearney Historic Site     View
Presentation on M. Theo Kearney (1842-1906), an immigrant to California who made his wealth in the raisin vineyards of the San Joaquin Valley and who was described by the San Francisco Chronicle in 1895 as "the Prince of Fresno." Features i ...

Sin, Fire & Gold!: The Days of San Francisco's Barbary Coast     View
Companion to a documentary about the early history of San Francisco, which "seems to have been largely forgotten, buried with the rubble of the great 1906 earthquake." The site features a virtual tour of Barbary Coast sites, such as the Old ...

Sierra Nevada Virtual Museum     View
This site is a "multimedia, interactive online museum presenting the rich history, culture and natural history of the Sierra Nevada." View online galleries and special exhibits about artist such as Ansel Adams and Chiura Obata, authors such ...

San Francisco History     View
This great site includes full texts of books on the city's history; contemporary news articles (largely from San Francisco newspapers); and reference works such as an annotated list of alcaldes and mayors, the first telephone directory, a 1910 street ...

California History Online     View
"An online guide to over three hundred years of California history. This resource includes over 400 images from our fine arts, library, and photography collections and articles written by James J. Rawls, the Review Editor for California History. ...

Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society (SCVHS)     View
This site features articles and a large number of well-organized historical photographs of the Santa Clarita Valley region, which is located 35 miles northwest of Los Angeles. Searchable.

Looking Backward, Looking Forward: Visions of the Golden State     View
Companion to an exhibit devoted to four important events in the history of California: the campaign for statehood (1850), the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915), the Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940), and "the celebra ...

Amusing America     View
The online companion to an exhibit located on Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. It presents "the story of participatory commercial amusements in American cities--San Francisco in particular--and how they changed the way Americans lived. ...



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