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    • 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 ladder...
    • 2386
    • Floods; J Street near Front Street

    • 1861
    • This photograph, looking east, of a deluged J Street near Fourth Street captures the scale of the flood of December 1861. In the foreground is a sign for dentist W.H. Thomas, and the dry goods store of Patrick O'Connell and Jonathon Ryan. Just...
    • 883b
    • Anybody's Magazine Vol.1 No.4

    • August 1906
    • Anybody’s Magazine (also referenced in the publication is Sacramento Home Monthly) was a short lived monthly publication, created in Sacramento, California. It charged readers $1.00 a year for a subscription, with single copies running for 10...
    • Flood 1861-1862; K Street near Front Street

    • 1861
    • This 1861 photograph shows flooding at K and Front Streets. A nine-year stretch of calm weather was broken with record flooding in the winter of 1861/1862. The "What Cheer House" saloon is prominent to the right of the photograph as is Ebner's...
    • 886
    • Echoes from S. J. A., 1927

    • 1927-01-01
    • The arrival of the Sisters of Mercy from San Francisco in 1857 began a tradition of education that served Sacramento for over a century. Commercial and traditional subjects along with lessons in musical instruments were the courses taught at St....
    • Sacrafornian, 1929

    • 1929-01-01
    • Founded in 1876 by the Brothers of the Christian Schools at the southwest corner of Twelfth and K Streets, Christian Brothers School has held subsequent locations at Twenty-First and Broadway, and 4315 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. After a...
    • Corner of Gov. Leland Stanford's Parlors, Sacramento, Calif.

    • 1920
    • Leland Stanford is one of California’s founding fathers and best-known figures, his name associated with one of the nation’s premiere institutions of higher learning, the governor’s office, and the construction of the transcontinental railroad. On...
    • BBSAC167
    • California State Capitol

    • The Capitol soon after its completion. Notes on reverse read: "Started - Sept. 24, 1860 Cornerstone - Masonic ceremonies - May 15, 1861 Completed 1874 First occupied 1869 $2,600,000."
    • 2278
    • Great Canyon of the Sierra, Yosemite, 1871

    • 1990
    • This circa 1990 postcard shows Thomas Hill's "Great Canyon of the Sierra," which gained the prestigious New York Pallette AClub medal. E.B. and Margaret Crocker purchased the painting in 1873, then hanging it on the south wall of what would become...
    • BBSAC112
    • Echoes from S. J. A., 1929

    • 1929-01-01
    • The arrival of the Sisters of Mercy from San Francisco in 1857 began a tradition of education that served Sacramento for over a century. Commercial and traditional subjects along with lessons in musical instruments were the courses taught at St....
    • Side View of the First Baptist Church

    • 1929
    • Pictured on January 16, 1929, at 2324 L Street is the First Baptist Church, as seen from the northeast corner of Twenty-Fourth and L Streets. Built that same year, the church’s auditorium was designed to seat up to 800 with a Sunday school room...
    • 481
    • St. Joseph's Academy

    • 1915
    • This circa 1915 postcard shows the St. Joseph's Academy at Eighth and G streets. The pictured structure - facing G Street - held the school's classrooms, refectories, chapel, dining room, sleeping rooms and kitchen. The Sisters of Mercy had...
    • BBSAC677
    • Stevens Monument, Sacramento, California - E.H. Mitchell

    • Andrew Jackson Stevens loved railroads and mechanics and came around the "Horn" to California in 1861 after almost a decade spent as machinist, foreman, fireman and engineer on rail lines in the East. In 1869 Leland Stanford appointed him Master...
    • BBSAC212
    • California State Capitol  from the East

    • 1928
    • Taken between 1928 and 1940, this photograph shows the eastern side of the rotunda of the California State Capitol. The interior of the rotunda is comprised of fifteen levels of steel and wooden planking, weighing a combined seventeen tons. The...
    • 228
    • J Street, between Second and Third

    • 1865
    • This 1865 photograph offers a view down J Street, showing, to the right, both the Metropolitan Baths and B.F. Hastings and Company. Hastings was a long standing bank in Sacramento and held distinction as the western terminus of the Pony Express...
    • 894
    • The Review, June 1908

    • 1908-06-01
    • Sacramento High School is located at 2315 Thirty-Fourth Street in Sacramento, California. Founded just one week after San Francisco’s Lowell High School opened its doors in mid-August 1856, “Sac High” has matured into the second oldest high school...
    • Pony Express Monument

    • 1996
    • The printed description on the back of this circa 1996 postcard states "In 1860, 80 riders completed the 1,966-mile distance between St. Joseph, Missouri and Sacramento on horseback in less than 10 days. In 1861, the completion of Western Union's...
    • BBSAC521
    • California State Capitol - Ken Raveill

    • 1996
    • This circa 1996 postcard provides an aerial view of the California State Capitol building, as seen from the west. The Capitol was originally constructed, from 1861 to 1873, of brick, providing no safety for the horizontal stresses brought on by...
    • BBSAC313
    • Second Street:  1011 through 1015

    • 1955
    • Pictured in 1955, is a building that served as a drop point for the Pony Express. It is located at 1015 Second Street. On the right side of the building, and next to the alley, is a marker, set to commemorate the overland mail service that ran...
    • 1777


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