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Forestiere Historical Center
Presents
Forestiere Underground Gardens
Over
100 Years Old!
Since 1906
The Forestiere Underground Gardens

A Pictorial Journey

By Silvio Manno
        This stunning photographic journey documents the amazing
underground labyrinth hand-built by Sicilian immigrant Baldassare
Forestiere from 1906 to 1946.  Located in the hot central valley of
California, in the city of Fresno, Forestiere Underground Gardens are now
100 years-old, and were designated a state landmark in1979.  This
pictorial journey will show you why this historic site has been sought out
by generations of curiosity seekers, architects and engineers, artists,
scholars, and travelers from around the world.  
     
       
Over 150 spectacular photos are accompanied by a passionate
narrative written by the author, Silvio Manno, a fellow Italian immigant who
admits that he fell in love with the Gardens when he first saw them in
1976.  Here Manno painstakingly recounts each nook and cranny that
originated in the mind of the visionary Forestiere as he worked with the
simple tools of a farmer--picks, shovels, and wheelbarrows to build his
version of the American dream.  

       Forestiere's "terra-sculpture" and Manno's presentation of it will
make a fantastic conversation piece for your home or office, or a unique
gift or collectible for you or a friend.    


       
Front Cover
Back Cover
This is a First Edition -- Limited Stock On Hand  

To purchase this book, please contact us at
www.info@forestiere-historicalcenter.com
Approximately
$30
plus shipping

Coming Soon !

Would you like to know
more about the
personal life of the man
who built the
Underground Gardens?

Find out from one of
the last living relatives
who knew him--his
nephew, Ric Forestiere,
in Ric's recollections
of his uncle and
godfather.

An excerpt from one of
the book's chapters
can be viewed
here.

Coming Soon !
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