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Title
Fresno jackrabbit harvest 1893 California
Creator
[Unknown]
Publication Information
Fresno County Library
Contributing Institution
San Joaquin Valley Library System
Collection
Photographs Selected from the Collections of the San Joaquin Valley Library System Member Libraries
Rights Information
This image is being made available for educational and research purposes only, under the “fair use” clause of the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 § 107 U.S.C.) Further questions regarding the image or its use may be directed to the California History and Genealogy Room, Fresno County Public Library, 2420 Mariposa St., Fresno, CA 93721-2285; (559) 488-3195, press #3, then #5.
Description
Jackrabbits often ravaged orchards and vineyards. Fresno settlers soon saw their profits decreasing and organized a campaign to deal with the problem. This photo shows a method borrowed from the Indians. A fence is created in the shape of a V. The wings of this V would extend about 2 miles. Citizens would line up far above the open end of the V and drive the rabbits. The rabbits would run into the V and when they got into the bottle neck they were corralled and beaten with clubs. Firearms were not allowed because of the safety of the people. Between 1888 and 1897 there were 217 public drives alone in California accounting for approximately 500,000 dead rabbits.
Type
image
Format
1 Photographic print :b&w ;9 x14 cm.
Identifier
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/kt1v19q1gj
frp0138
Subject
Jackrabbits--California--Fresno County--Photographs
Rabbit hunting--California--Fresno County--Photographs
Pest Control--California--Fresno County--Photographs
Fresno (Calif.)--Social life and customs--19th century--Photographs

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