Health care in Fresno was greatly enhanced in 1891 with the arrival of an innovative husband-and-wife doctor team, George A. and Jessie D. Hare.
In the heart of Fresno's old warehouse district stands a sort of time capsule, untouched for 62 years.
Journalism in Fresno has its roots in John William Ferguson's Fresno Expositor, which was founded about the same time as the young city.
Imagine steamboats chugging along the San Joaquin River across the vast plains of the Central Valley.
The Rainbow Ballroom is legendary as a music venue, but it began in post-World War I Fresno as an indoor swimming pool complex -- part of a craze sweeping the nation.
So far from the ocean, an oyster parlor operating in the heart of old Fresno may seem out of place. But what Martin Barisich served in the early 1900s at The Oyster Grotto and Chop House was anything but unusual for the day.
With patriotic bunting and flags, Fresnans gathered in 1902 for a festive Fourth of July celebration at the Club Saloon at the southwest corner of California and Elm avenues.
The railroad was vital to a community's growth and endurance in the last quarter of the 19th century. Nothing was more important.
The historic Kings County Courthouse, the 114-year-old crown jewel of Hanford's Courthouse Square, is a success story, an escapee from the wrecking ball.
Fresno's first endeavor into mass transit began in the late 1880s, a period of boom in the region. It didn't take long for entrepreneurs to realize a system of streetcars and trolleys would fill the need for easy travel within the city and attract business to the area.