Items from the ValleyFirsts! exhibition
The Madden Library’s ValleyFirsts! exhibition celebrates the San Joaquin Valley story. Come out and explore the Valley's impact on California, the nation, and the world. Discover its leadership in culture, innovation, sports, and agriculture. The exhibition is open through December 15, 2013 in the Leon S. Peters Ellipse Gallery (2nd floor, north wing).
First Chief Justice of the United States from the Valley, 1953
Hay No. 7 Gusher, Elk Hills, Kern County
Largest gas gusher in United States history, 1919
George Shima “The Potato King”
The first Japanese-American millionaire