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    • Land Park Pony Ride

    • 1980
    • This 1980 photograph shows William Land Park’s pony course, consisting of 150 yards of trails. The attraction was started up in 1926 by Martin Bryant and operated through Second World War, a time when gas rationing did nothing to hinder parents to...
    • 1957b
    • Pony Express Monument

    • 1980
    • Pictured in 1980 at Second and J Streets is Sacramento’s homage to the Pony Express, the 1,966 mile mail run from the Capital City to St. Joseph, Missouri. The relay was completed in 10 days by 80 riders. Due to the advent of the transcontinental...
    • 1934b
    • Indo Arch Installation

    • 1980
    • This April 1980 photograph shows the installation of the Indo Arch, a public art piece design by Sacramento State University Art Professor Gerald Walburg. The sculpture's appearance came with criticism. It was felt, particularly by historian and...
    • 1946a
    • Land Park Pony Ride

    • 1980
    • Ponies stand at their stables at William Land Park in this 1980 photograph. At the time the picture was taken, rides were operated by Norma Ryon, who operated them under the moniker Wishing Star Ponies. Within five years, ownership would be...
    • 1957a
    • Installation of the Indo Arch

    • 1980
    • Shown in April 1980, at Third and K Street, is Sacramento's Indo Arch, designed by Sacramento State University Art Professor Gerald Walburg. The artist received a 70,000 dollar commission for the work's design and installation in late 1977 from...
    • 1946b
    • Pony Express Rider

    • 1980
    • Shown in this circa 1980 postcard are contrasting symbols of transportation, the Pony Express monument, at the intersection of Second and J streets, and a raised Interstate Five. It was decided by the State Highway Commission, in 1963, to run the...
    • BBSAC517
    • Old Sacramento at Sunset

    • 1980
    • Shown in circa 1980 is the intersection of Second and J streets in Old Sacramento State Historic Park. To the left of the frame is the Heywood Building, built in 1857; to the right of the frame is the Hastings Building, built in 1852/53. In the...
    • BBSAC522
    • Spring at Charles C. Jensen Gardens, Carmichael, California

    • 1980
    • This circa 1980 postcard shows a prtion of the Charles C. Jensen Botanical Gardens, located at 8520 Fair Oaks Boulevard, Carmichael, California. The garden was founded in 1958, then becoming part of the Carmichael Recreation and Park District in...
    • BBSAC801
    • The Mall, as seen from the State Capitol Dome, Sacramento, CA

    • 1980
    • This circa 1980 postcard shows Capitol Mall as seen from the cupola of the California State Capitol building. To the far left of the frame is the 17-story California State Resources building, built in 1964 and located at 1416 Ninth Street. The...
    • BBSAC040
    • Christmas Portrait at Fruitridge Branch

    • December 1970
    • This December 1970 photograph shows, left to right, Simmie Goldsmith, Emily Islas, and librarian Audrey Bryant. Bryant, a native of Chicago, came to Sacramento in 1942, serving as a visiting librarian and the Fruitridge Branch’s (4020 Twenty-Second...
    • PH-SPL-FRU-1-38
    • Arden Branch

    • 1980
    • This circa 1980 image shows the Arden Branch of the Sacramento County Library system, located at 891 Watt Avenue. Built for a cost of 270,000 dollars at the southwest corner of Watt and Northrup, the brick and wood shingle structure’s opening...
    • Arden Branch

    • 1980
    • Shown in Circa 1980 is the exterior of the Arden Branch of the Sacramento County Library system, located at 891 Watt Avenue. The Sacramento-based architectural firm of Tomich and Yee were selected to design the building which Nicholas A. Tomich as...
    • PH-SPL-ARD-1-4
    • Rainbow Bridge, Folsom, California

    • 1980
    • Folsom California’s iconic Rainbow Bridge was described in this circa 1980 “Colourpicture” postcard as “the first and only bridge to survive the early day floods and rampaging American River.” Currently a former bridge has been brought back to use...
    • BBSAC937
    • Crocker Art Gallery, Sacramento, California

    • 1980
    • This circa 1980 postcard shows the Crocker Art Gallery at Second and O streets, as seen from Third Street. The gallery provides stands as the most robust symbol of the Crocker legacy and a Sacramento saga that started with Edwin and Margaret...
    • BBSAC170
    • Field Scene of the Pocket Area of Sacramento

    • 1980
    • This 1980 photograph captures a field of infant crops in the Pocket area of Sacramento. In the background is a grove of deciduous trees. The Pocket area, seven miles south of Sacramento proper and along the Sacramento River, was settled in the...
    • 2408
    • Levee Erosion along the American River

    • 1980
    • This circa 1980 photograph shows an example of levee erosion along the north bank of the American River, near the confluence of the American and Sacramento Rivers. A series of dislodged trees and protruding roots hang angled over the River. Long...
    • 2413
    • California State Capitol Sacramento

    • 1980
    • This 1980 postcard provides a view of the California State Capitol Building and its northern portico. The view comes from Tenth and L streets.
    • BBSAC983
    • Cross Girders of I Street Bridge

    • 1980
    • This circa 1980 photograph shows the rail-level portion of the crusty, two-level I Street Bridge. Cross girders impede a southwesterly view of both the Sacramento River and the West Sacramento bank of the river. Built in 1911, the metallic truss...
    • 2429
    • Westminster Presbyterian Church - Mike Roberts

    • 1980
    • This circa 1980 postcard shows the Westminster Presbyterian Church, as seen from Capitol Park, and standing watch over N Street. Prominent is the Byzantine-style structure's 137-foot-high tower and 87-foot-high dome. The church, built in 1926/27,...
    • BBSAC192


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