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Old 10-02-2011, 06:11 PM
Location: Bryte, CA
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Originally Posted by FresnoFacts View Post
If I remember right (correct me if I'm wrong) the Volga Germans first lived in the old Germantown (aka "Rooshin Town") section of Fresno. Later they started buying the 40 acre parcels in some of the outlying farm colonies.

I don't know if you have seen this, but the City of Fresno did a study of the old Germantown 5 years ago as part of downtown planning. Maybe a little of your family history might show up in it.
Part the area where "Germantown" was located included a section called "Jericho." It wasn't known as the most desirable neighbourhood. Too many Germans and Armenians lived there, so the City of Fresno persuaded the freeway alignment of US-99 be moved from the original alignment (Golden State) to removed a large section of Jericho. Later when Hwy 41 was constructed the City again had the alignment moved right through an Armenian neighbourhood. This was a pretty common thing for cities to do in the past.

I'm not of German ancestry, but that of ethnic Russian ancestry.
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Old 10-02-2011, 06:57 PM
Location: Pluto's Home Town
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Originally Posted by TimC2462 View Post
I read an article in the local newspaper that told a story about a famous photographer who passed away elsewhere. He was very involved to photographing Kern County well before mass commercial and residential development started.

Regarding the air pollution caused by central valley residents and the pollutant blowing from the bay area, we also have transient travelers driving between California's major cities on Interstate 5 and Highway 99 that contribute to our poor air quality.
Yea, California really should lead the world in electric cars, trains,etc. A shame to ruin the air in a place with such great scenery.
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