Strangers to Us All
Lawyers and Poetry

Robert Martin Wash


-- First poet-laureate of Fresno County, California

Robert Wash was a lawyer and historian. He was born, raised, and lived in the "vineyard and orchard country of rural Fresno" and wrote numerous articles on Fresno and San Joaquin Valley history. He served as president of the Fresno County Historical Society and was a member of the California Writers and Artists of the San Joaquin Valley. [Source: dustjacket, This Is My Valley (Valley Publishers, 1968)][ Walsh was County Counsel of Fresno County. He was a graduate of Bolt Hall, University of California, 1934.]


Robert Martin Wash, This Is My Valley (Fresno, California: Valley Publishers, 1968)(illustrated by Harold Tokmakian)