In this Sept. 20, 2019, Sentinel file photo, Filipe Toledo makes a run during the Freshwater Pro Round of 36 at the Surf Ranch in Lemoore. Toledo jumped into second place after a 9.27 right helped him put together a 16.07.
The never-ending green water and effervescent waves at the Surf Ranch helped put the city of Lemoore on the map for a second year in a row. Toledo, the then-No. 1 surfer in the world, makes it look easy when in reality he’s using every ounce of strength in his body to stay upright. The perfect wave is only bested by one of the most perfect surfers. The surfing may be over — for now — but the experience was anything but evanescent.
Customers shop for produce during the first Thursday Night Market Place of the year in 2014.
The Hanford Chamber of Commerce held its annual Independence Day fireworks show at the Neighbor Bowl on Saturday.
In this May 18, 2019, Sentinel file photo, Hanford center fielder Emily Juarez (left) smiles in the dugout after breaking Hanford’s all-time hits record with a single during the third inning of the CIF Central Section Division II championship against Kingsburg at Margie Wright Diamond.
It isn’t always the action, but the reaction which makes a moment. Here, Juarez takes in the fact that she just broke a school record — and now holds the record with 123 hits — following a mobbing by her teammates after she crossed home plate. A big smile is the result of four years of hard work.
Lion dancers from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo came to ward off evil spirits and sprinkle good luck as they bent, leaped and kicked their way into the lion dance during the annual Moon Festival in China Alley.
A cow grazes at a dairy just outside of Hanford in this file photo.
The Superior Oversized Sundae is served at Superior Dairy in Downtown Hanford.
The Kings County Historical Society has maintained, through donations, the United Methodist Episcopal Church, located in Grangeville since the early 1990s. The 138-year-old structure is accredited as the oldest church in Kings County. The latest project is to repair the deteriorating windows in the building. Each window will take approximately $1800 to repair or replace. The group is attempting to reach the goal before the upcoming winter months. Contact Janis Rogers at 585-1800 or Cathy Iseman at 582-2189 to support Kings County's oldest church.
First Methodist Episcopal Church in Kingsburg from 1915.
The Methodist Episcopal Church, at the northwest corner of Lacey and Irwin, was located at the current site of the Hanford Fox Theatre. This postcard was postmarked in 1908. About 1926, a committee of church members sold the property to Mr. Fox and built a new church at the current location, on the northeast corner of Center and Redington streets.
An early China Alley photo shows the Sam Yup Association (now known as the Taoist Temple) and the Sing Wah store.
Left to right: The Taoist Temple and Sing Wah store circa 1880.
Top photo: Circa 1880's shows there was a business in that location called the Sing Wah Store, its signage also denoting it was perhaps an employment office as well. Bottom photo: Dated July 1956, the building signage says On Sang Co; Chinese Herbs for Sale.
David Wolfe plays the organ at the Episcopal Church of the Saviour in the 1970s.
The First Methodist Church in Hanford during construction in 1891.
This photograph, from the June 16, 1923 edition of the Hanford Morning Journal shows artwork of what the then-proposed Hanford Civic Auditorium may look like upon completion.
This advertisement from a 1941 edition of the Hanford Sentinel shows that the Civic Auditorium was a popular destination on weekends.
This photo of the front page of The Hanford Sentinel's Jan. 30, 1925 shows the community's excitement around the Civic Auditorium's dedication ceremony.
This ad from The Sentinel boasts The Kings Drive-in's early-week deals.
Former Kings Drive-in owner Catherine Graff and daughter Emma pose for a photo in the theater's concession stand in this photo from 2010.
This ad originally published in The Sentinel on Oct. 19, 1949 advertises the grand opening of the Kings Drive-in Theatre.
This undated ad published in the Hanford Sentinel shows the Kings Drive-in Theatre.
The completed People's Funeral Chapel is shown in this undated photo.
The People's Funeral Chapel is shown under construction in 1925.
This still from John Mellencamp's "Walk Tall" music video, shot in Hanford, shows a scene filmed in front of Super Dairy. Additional scenes were shot in front of the Fox Theater and at Lacey Milling Co., among other local spots.
This ad for Lacey Milling Co., taken from a 1931 edition of the Lemoore Advance, advertises the company's baby chicken mash.
This photo, circa 1919, shows a Lacey Milling delivery to Esrey Grill at the Opera House. Mr. Lacey (with facial hair) in passenger seat. The photo has been colorized.
Lacey Milling artwork (unknown date).
"Lacey Milling Company: A Pictorial History" by Scott and Kristina Lendrum.
A Hanford player chugs milk from the milkcan in celebration of a win at the annual rivalry game in 2008.
Lemoore High's Jesse Gratton and Caleb Baldwin celebrate with their teammates after winning the Milkcan Game at Lemoore's Tiger Stadium in 2012.
Hanford High Bullpups celebrate their 26-21 win over Lemoore High with a milk bath at the Neighbor Bowl in 2011.
Lemoore High School players celebrate after winning the annual Milk Can rivalry game in 2001.
The 51-year-old Lemoore man was found guilty in August of killing his ex-wife, Debbie Hawk, in an effort to cover up the theft of more than $300,000 from his children’s trust fund accounts.
Nancy Natividad, Jenny Thigpen, Amy Parrish, and Dwayne Tubbs grieve at the casket of Shawntinice Polk during her funeral in this 2005 file phot. Polk was an American Hanford basketball player who played at the University of Arizona.
The Mussel Slough monument stands on 14th Avenue near Elder Avenue in Kings County.
The Hanford Christmas Parade, as seen in 1972.
The demolition of Hanford High School in 1975.
Skaters make use of the steps of the Old Courthouse in 1980.
The Hanford Fire Department dedicates their then-new home on the corner of Lacey Boulevard and Kaweah Street. The building was demolished in 2018.
Looking north on Irwin Street in 1914.
The city replaced the classic lantern lights, seen here during the 2014 Hanford Christmas Parade.
Photo taken sometime before 1900.
The 1930s were a big time for cotton in the Valley.
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