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).
Joaquin Murrieta and His Gangs
First Valley crime wave, 1852-1853
Father Francisco Garces Expedition, 1776
First recorded baptism in the Valley, May 23
First sailing ship to navigate the San Joaquin River, 1846