In 1910, Fresno City College was founded as California’s first Community College. The school has a rich and long-standing tradition of excellence” in athletics, and during the history of the school’s Rams athletic programs, the athletes have marked no less than 53 Team California Championships, almost 115 Individual California Championships, and almost 360 Conference Championships. The following video is a bit older and shows how FCC’s Basketball Team wins the 2012 CCCAA title:
Within the twenty intercollegiate sports programs that the school’s athletes were participating in over the past year, 418 student-athletes were representing Fresno City College in CCCAA competitions. On an annual basis, the school is serving some 480 student-athletes, and the majority of these students are coming to the school from within California and the school’s Central Valley service area. Read More “Fresno City College Athletics”
The City of Fresno is rich in history. The “Raisin Capital” was founded in 1872 by the Central Pacific Railroad Company after a Director for the company found a lush and green wheat field in the middle of barren, dry, and uninviting sand plains on a scouting trip in 1871. He considered this to be the perfect place to build a railway station and a new town.
The Central California Colony was eventually set up in 1875 at a location slightly south of what we now know as Fresno. This model settlement led to a range of developments all across the San Joaquin Valley. The land in the valley was divided into parcels of 20 to 40 acres and a system of irrigation canals was installed which resulted in great boulevards of eucalyptus, palms. or some other drought-resistant vegetation and trees.
The City of Fresno became the seat of Fresno County in 1874 and the city was incorporated in 1885. In 1890, the number of residents was already exceeding 10,000 population and in 1892, the first streetcars could be seen which made the development of the suburbs followed possible and soon enough, the area’s population grew considerably.