The Rebel Clerk Project 2010
Harry St. John Dixon was elected County Clerk of Fresno County, California in 1869. As a lawyer, he became Fresno’s first city attorney and designed its first city seal. He was the father of Maynard Dixon, the famous artist of the West. In this book, Dixon lays out the pathos of his own story in his journal and tells of the bitterness that drove him from the Mississippi Delta to the San Joaquin Valley in 1868. This Madera Method book is the product of historical research performed by high school students at the Academy for Civic and Entrepreneurial Leadership and 8th-grade students at Valley Preparatory Academy Charter School in Fresno, CA.