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    • State Capitol on a Clear Day, Sacramento, CA

    • 1996
    • A Sacramento skyline sprouted in the 1980’s and 1990’s. Along with a host of new state government buildings, city developers helped to build new office spaces for a growing downtown workforce as well as for cultural needs. The Renaissance Tower,...
    • BBSAC043
    • Bret Harte School

    • 1946
    • Taken on September 1, 1946, is a class picture at Bret Harte School, located at 3250 Franklin Boulevard. Pictured are 29 students and two teachers. They are identified as follows: Adams, Judy, bottom row, left to right #3; Clark, Bob-Top...
    • 824
    • Aerial View of Sacramento, CA

    •  
    • In 1975, a federal study of the quality of life in American cities placed Sacramento near the top, using economic indicators as well as an evaluation of social, political, educational and environmental well-being. This occurred, in large part to a...
    • BBSAC036
    • 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
    • Sacramento, California - Eastman Postcard

    • 1982
    • Shown in circa 1982 is a redeveloped section of K Street, near its intersection with Fourth Street. In the foreground is one of several gassed-powered trams that plied the K Street Mall from the 1970s, onward. In the background sits Gerald...
    • BBSAC405
    • Colonial Heights Art

    • 1989
    • This circa 1989 photograph captures an copper enamel wall piece for the children’s section at the Colonial Heights Library, located at 4799 Stockton Boulevard. The work – entitled “Know Thyself” – marked the Audrey Bryant Children’s Corner and was...
    • PH-SPL-CHS-1-14
    • 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
    • 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
    • Crocker Art Gallery - Fritz Vibe Enterprises

    • 1980
    • This circa 1980 postcard shows the Crocker Art Gallery's main entrance at O Street, between Second and Third streets. Built in 1872/83 under the guidance of N.D. Goodell, the Italian suburban-style structure was built to measure some 60 feet in...
    • BBSAC126
    • 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
    • Fountain on the K Street Mall

    • 1980
    • A large sculptural fountain sits in the center of the intersection of Eleventh and K Streets. In an effort to prevent the migration of retail outlets to suburban shopping centers, Sacramento turned K Street into a pedestrian mall in 1969. Having...
    • 2011
    • 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
    • Librarian and Child at Fruitridge Branch

    • 1968
    • In 1968, librarian Audrey Bryant and child stand near the entrance to the Sacramento County Library’s Fruitridge Branch, located at 4020 Twenty-Second Street. Bryant and her husband set up the branch in the home’s garage, running it there from 1949...
    • PH-SPL-FRU-1-5
    • Entrance to the Crocker Art Museum Ballroom

    • 1980
    • Glimpsed beyond the ornate doors and intricate mosaic pattern in the floor is the ballroom of the Crocker Art Museum, a gift to the people of Sacramento from Margaret Crocker. The gallery and ballroom of the Crocker Art Museum were under...
    • BBSAC108
    • Delta Queen

    •  
    • This circa 1980 photograph shows the riverboat Delta Queen on the Mississippi River. A sign on the vessel’s stern reads, “Delta Queen, Port of Cincinnati, Ohio.” Passenger mill about on different levels of the boat as the paddlewheel rips through...
    • 2270
    • The C.P. Huntington at Sacramento

    •  
    • Pictured near the Southern Pacific Railroad's passenger station is the C.P. Huntington. It was placed at the pictured location in 1939. In 1964, Southern Pacific donated the Huntington to the State of California and, by 1980, it was undergoing...
    • BBSAC619
    • 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
    • Sacramento Skyline with State Capitol, Sacramento, CA

    • 1980
    • In the years following World War II, Capitol Avenue was the focus of redevelopment efforts. When visitors entered the city from the west via the M Street Bridge, they had to drive through the middle of the west-end slums that lined both sides of...
    • BBSAC042
    • Sacramento State Capitol Building - John Hinde Curteich

    • 1980
    • This view of the California State Capitol building shows the west entrance partially covered by some of the many varieties of trees and shrubs that thrive in Capitol Park. The Hotel Senator in the bottom left of the postcard is one of the oldest...
    • BBSAC308

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