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    • Daytime Prelude to Grand Electric Carnival

    • 1895
    • This September 1895 photograph reveals a daytime look at various adornments for Sacramento’s Grand Electric Carnival, held to celebrate the July 1895 transmission of hydroelectric power from Folsom to Sacramento’s Station A on Sixth and H...
    • 2384
    • Franklin Hichborn's Legislative Bulletin

    • January 13, 1917
    • Shown are several issues – numbers one through twelve of volume two -- of Frank Hichborn’s 1917 Legislative Bulletin, a weekly record and analysis of California state legislative actions done in terms that were understandable to the general...
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    • Folsom State Prison Old Administrative Building and Cellblock

    • 1900
    • As seen from the northeast in circa 1900 is Gothic-style Folsom State Prison. As early as 1878, it was the State’s intent to make Folsom a branch prison of San Quentin. In accord, it received its first 44 inmates from San Quentin in July 1880. ...
    • 2212b
    • Entrance to Arcade Library

    • 1976
    • This 1976 photograph provides a view of the entrance to the Sacramento County Library’s Arcade branch, located at 2443 Marconi Avenue. The structure – one of the first earth-berm commercial structures in Northern California – was designed by...
    • PH-SPL-ARC-2-30
    • California State Capitol Building Nearing Completion

    • 1869
    • Resting upon two tiers of added earth at Tenth Street, between L and N Streets, is the California State Capitol building in 1869. The building’s grounds are barren, save a few saplings. Below the building’s façade are several workers. A...
    • 2386
    • The Sacramento Weekly and Alta California

    • October 16, 1909
    • Sacramento Weekly & Alta California was published Saturdays from October 16, 1909 to July 29, 1911 by the Sacramento Weekly and Alta Publishing Co. Managing Editor Evander B. Willis was a high-ranking member of the Masonic Order with newspaper...
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    • First Christian Church

    • 1924
    • The First Christian Church sits at 2701 N Street in this circa 1924 photograph. The Romanesque structure was built in 1911 for a cost of 30,000 dollars. The previous church – located at Sixteenth and L Streets – was burned down during the...
    • 508
    • Mercy Hospital

    • 1928
    • This photograph of the façade of the $1,000,000 Mercy Hospital at 4001 J Street. It was taken in 1928 and shows J Street looking north. Opened on February 11, 1925, the new four-story, 155-bed Mercy Hospital was built in the shape of an X to...
    • 568
    • Water Pumping Station

    • 1950
    • This March 13, 1950, photograph shows the water pumping station for Sacramento’s water filtration plant. Located just north of the city, and constructed in 1924, the pump was designed to slowly take water in by gravity, transferring it then to...
    • 973
    • Grand Electric Carnival from K Street, from Ninth and K Streets

    • 1895
    • This September 9, 1895, photograph captures the gleam of the Grand Electric Carnival on K Street, between Eighth and Ninth Streets. Strings of lights hang from poles and crisscross K Street. The event was held to celebrate the unprecedented long...
    • 2382
    • Occidental Medical Times

    • August, 1893
    • Shown is the August 1893 issue of the Occidental Medical Times, a continuation of the erstwhile Sacramento Medical Times. The former was described by the July 1892 Sacramento Daily Union as “replete with reports, cases, data, papers, society...
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    • Grand Rapids Furniture Company

    • 1960
    • This view of a dormant storefront for the Grand Rapids Furniture Company at 631 K Street was taken in 1961. The store had been operated by the Samoville family – Louis, Avron, and Anne – a longtime fixture in Sacramento’s retail furniture...
    • 337
    • William Land Park Community Clubhouse

    • 1930
    • The William Land Park Community Clubhouse is visible in this circa 1930 photograph. It was built with the remains of ranch buildings, including a hop kiln, on the Swanston-McDevitt tract at the time of the city’s purchase. In addition, an 8,000...
    • 868
    • Confucius Temple of Sacramento

    • 1959
    • Viewed from the north side of I Street in 1961 is the Confucius Church. Located at the Sixth and I Streets, the recently built structure cost 600,000 dollars contained a gymnasium, auditorium (seating 550 persons), and Chinese language school. ...
    • 520
    • Folsom Water Power Company Power Canal

    • 1895
    • The Folsom Water Power Company’s power canal runs toward the powerhouse of the Folsom State Prison in this circa 1895 photograph. The canal – built with granite harvested by Folsom prisoners – ran eight feet deep, was 40 feet wide on the...
    • 2213b
    • American Trust Company Anniversary

    • 1954
    • Pictured in April 1954 is the American Trust Company’s one-hundredth anniversary gala, held at the bank’s 1011 Tenth Street location. Standing before the celebratory cake – topped with 100 candles – are, left to right, H. Stephen Chase,...
    • 2013
    • Folsom Water Power Company Dam

    • 1895
    • Pictured in circa 1895 is the dam of the Folsom Water Power Company at the Stony Gorge section of the American River, one mile northeast of Folsom, California. The dam was the brainchild of Horatio Gates Livermore who wanted a way to float logs...
    • 2213c
    • Child at Main Library

    • 1965
    • This young child – clad in Lederhosen – cannot shake the temptation for climbing on the rails leading to the reference room of the main library of the Sacramento City Library, located at 828 I Street. The photograph was taken in circa 1965.
    • PH-SPL-CEN-6-14
    • Greenback Notes, 1925

    • 1925-01-01
    • San Juan Union High School is located at 7551 Greenback Lane in Citrus Heights, California. Founded in 1913, it stands as Sacramento County’s second oldest high school behind that of Sacramento High School, established in 1856. The school’s...
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