Timeline of Fresno, California

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The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Fresno, California, USA.


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<span class="mw-page-title-main">Fresno, California</span> City in California, United States

Fresno is a major city in the San Joaquin Valley of California, United States. It is the county seat of Fresno County and the largest city in the greater Central Valley region. It covers about 115 square miles (300 km2) and had a population of 542,107 as of the 2020 Census, making it the fifth-most populous city in California, the most populous inland city in California, and the 33rd-most populous city in the nation.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Millerton, Madera County, California</span> Former settlement in California, United States

Millerton was a settlement located on the San Joaquin River and was the original county seat of Fresno County. Millerton was populated from about 1853 to the 1880s and is now inundated by the waters of Millerton Lake.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Fort Miller, California</span> Former settlement in California, United States

Fort Miller is a former fort on the south bank of the San Joaquin River in what is now Fresno County, California, United States. It lay at an elevation of 561 feet. The site is now under Millerton Lake, formed by the Friant Dam in 1944. It is registered as California Historical Landmark #584.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">William Helm</span>

William Helm was the largest individual sheep farmer and noteworthy among the early pioneer settlers of Fresno County, California. He was instrumental in the growth and prosperity of the San Joaquin Valley. Helm was vice-president of the Fresno Bank of Central California, and the president of the Fresno Canal and Irrigation Company.

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<span class="mw-page-title-main">Martin Theodore Kearney</span> Californian agriculturist (1842 – 1906)

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