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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...
    • 2386
    • 406 11th Street, Sacramento, Cal.

    • 1912
    • Pictured in 1912, is the 406 Eleventh Street home of German immigrant and widow Dorothea Schubert and her four daughters. The house was moved from Thirteenth and C in 1869. Prior to that, and between 1864 and 1869, it was the hospital of the...
    • BBSAC411
    • Women Playing Croquet

    • 1869
    • Captured in circa 1869 is a group of young Sacramento women playing croquet. As early as 1867, advertisements could be found in local papers promoting the "Beautiful and Fascinating Game of Field Croquet." The photograph is labeled "Behrman's...
    • 1157
    • Circus Poster

    • 1869
    • This detailed poster advertises a circus performance by Dan Castello’s Overland Circus and Menagerie, slated to take place at the California State Fair on September 9 and 10, 1869. The circus actually ran for six full days, from September 6 to...
    • 2313
    • Central Pacific Railroad Shops

    • 1873
    • This 1873 photograph shows the prime facilities of the Central Pacific Railroad shops. In the foreground is the 90 by 230-foot car building shop. To the left of it is the 60 by 125-foot blacksmith shop. Behind both is the cabinet shop, boasting...
    • 858
    • Themis

    • February 24, 1889
    • Founded and edited by a talented team of newspapermen, educators, lawyers with political savvy and clout, Themis was envisioned as a completely independent journal offering counsel and providing access to justice and law. A literary journal with...
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    • Edward Kelly School

    • 1900
    • Pictured January 2, 1900, school children and their teacher stand in front of Edward Kelley School at 3336 Bradshaw Road. As of 2010, the two-room structure is the oldest standing educational institution in Sacramento County. Originally opened in...
    • 956
    • Court House and Hall of Records

    • 1900
    • As shown in this circa 1900 postcard, the second Sacramento County Courthouse built on the northwest corner of Seventh and I streets, was 80-feet wide, 120-feet deep and measured 61-feet from street to rooftop. The cost for the multi-purpose...
    • BBSAC117
    • Palm Bordered Residence Street, Sacramento, California

    • 1935
    • Palm trees were planted in California as early as 1769 but varieties of the 130 species found outside of the tropics, including 11 native to North America, didn't appear in Sacramento for nearly a century. Construction of the State Capitol ...
    • BBSAC972
    • State Capitol, Sacramento, Cal. - California Sales Co.

    • 1915
    • Shown in circa 1915 is a portion of Capitol Park and the rear of the California State Capitol building. Started in 1869, the park was originally populated with over 200 different kinds of rare plant life from the around the world, including cedars...
    • BBSAC299
    • California State Capitol

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    • 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
    • Stevens Monument, Sacramento, California - E.H. Mitchell

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    • 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
    • Young America Engine Company Number Six Anniversary

    • 1933
    • This January 1, 1933, photograph captures a firefighting reenactment, held to celebrate the Seventy-Fifth anniversary of the Young American Engine Company Number Six. In the wake of a November 1852 fire that destroyed 70 percent of the central...
    • 615
    • California State Capitol Dome

    • 1955
    • An exterior photograph of the California State Capitol Dome, as it appeared in circa 1955. The dome was completed in 1869.
    • 1783
    • Rose Leaves, 1922

    • 1922-01-01
    • Centered at the junction of the California Central rails and the Central Pacific Railway and named for the abundant wildflowers in the area, the town of Roseville formed a school district in 1869 but had no schoolhouse of its own until 1872. A...
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    • Southern Pacific Depot, Sacramento, Cal. - Acmegraph Co.

    • 1921
    • Buildings for locomotive repair were in place for the Central Pacific Railroad close on the Sacramento River by 1869 with improvements and additions materializing over the years. By the time this postcard was in circualtion circa 1907 the...
    • BBSAC608
    • Rose Leaves, 1923

    • 1923-01-01
    • Centered at the junction of the California Central rails and the Central Pacific Railway and named for the abundant wildflowers in the area, the town of Roseville formed a school district in 1869 but had no schoolhouse of its own until 1872. A...
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    • Hotel Ramona

    • 1929
    • Pictured on March 8, 1929, and just days after opening, is the façade of the 148-room Hotel Ramona, at the southeast corner of Sixth and J streets. The Spanish Mission-style structure was built with five stories and represented an investment of...
    • 587

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