Fifty Years in Fresno: The Life Story of Belle A. [Tufenkjian] Kandarian 1963 Personal Narrative ~ Fruit Farming


Title: Fifty Years in Fresno: The Life Story of Belle A. Kandarian

Author: Belle [Zabelle] A. Kandarian

Description: Stated First Edition. Red cloth boards with black lettering. Damp staining along bottom margin of front cover. Interior is unmarked; soiling on one page, else generally clean. Dust jacket rubbed; some damp-damage along bottom edge of front panel; not price clipped; in an archival mylar sleeve. 87 pages.

The personal memories and life story of Belle Kandarian. Her narrative tells the story of her family, the move to Fresno when she was a child, life in the Fresno fruit farming community, family hardships, and also relates a few religious/mystical experiences.

Belle (Zabelle Tufenkjian) Kandarian (1890-1976) and her husband were members of the Armenian community of Fresno. Originally from Lynn, Massachusetts, she had lived in Fresno since before the turn of the century, and in 1913 married Paul Kandarian. She had a very creative mind and was known as an inventor and patent holder.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good–
Jacket Condition: Very Good

Publisher: Exposition Press
Place: New York
Year: 1963

Keywords: Fresno, California, Armenian-American, fruit farming, personal narrative, Tufenkjian,

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