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    • American River near Folsom

    • 1997
    • Shown in January 1997 is a portion of the flooded American River, near Folsom. The power of a New Year's Day tropical storm drove an assortment of debris down the lower American River into Lake Folsom including parts of five cabins, 20 propane...
    • 1655d
    • The Review, November 1908

    • 1908-11-01
    • 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...
    • The Review, March 1908

    • 1908-03-01
    • 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...
    • The Sacramento Weekly and Alta California

    • November 27, 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...
    • Bought of Kirk, Geary & Co

    • 1900
    • This 1900 billhead records a transaction between Sacramento's Kirk, Geary, and Company drugstore and Mr. T.H. Johnson of Cedarville, California. The store, located at 416 J Street, was founded in 1882 by William Geary and Jenne Kirk.
    • EC-BUS-b04f04i05
    • Bret Harte Elementary

    • 1933
    • This privately-produced black and white photo postcard circa 1933 features 14 young students from Bret Harte Elementary School dressed in kimonos and those seated holding what appears to be an abacus. Some of the girls sport fancy combs or...
    • BBSAC655
    • Bret Harte School Graduates

    • 1932
    • Thirty-six Sacramento students and one teacher from Bret Harte Elementary School stare into the camera lens for this hand-shot class study in postcard form circa 1932. Named for one of California’s most famous authors, the school opened in 1923 at...
    • BBSAC657
    • Buffalo Brewing Company

    • Feb 19, 1912
    • This 1912 billhead comes from the Buffalo Brewing Company. The billed is the Sun Sun Wo Company of Coulterville, California. Buffalo - whose namesake is the New York city of the same name - was in operation from 1890 to 1919.
    • EC-BUS-b01f08i01
    • Capitol Tamale Cafe

    • 1950
    • Shown is a circa 1950 menu for the Capitol Tamale Café, located at 1116 Tenth Street. A popular destination for nearby legislators, the establishment operated from 1917 until 1984 when it was destroyed by fire.
    • City Hall, Sacramento, Cal., - Cardinell-Vincent

    • The Water Works Building at Front and I Streets was the city of Sacramento's first official structure, and for over 20 years the City Hall was located in that facility. Temporary quarters at Fourth and J Streets served city officials until the...
    • BBSAC204
    • Comstock Building Burns

    • 2003
    • On July 3, 2003 the last of a series of fires caused the razing of the Comstock Building at Eighth and J Streets. The pictured block was filled-in in 2005 with 800 J Lofts, a 46 million dollar mixed housing and retail structure. It was built with...
    • 2264b
    • Concrete Air-Curing Dryers for Hops, Natomas Rock

    • Hops was a specialty crop grown in rows. However this crop was found only in a few areas of the Sacramento Valley. “Yuba County claimed the most extensive hop fields in the world with over a thousand acres near Wheatland.’ (Mc Gowan’s History of...
    • BBSAC021
    • Duck Lake at William Land Park

    • 1926
    • Pictured in 1926 is a duck pond, later to be known as Duck Lake, located in the western-most part of the park, along Land Park Drive. By the time this photograph was taken, the park had two duck ponds and a model boat pond. In the winter of 1937,...
    • 766
    • Edgar Simpson Wins Chariot Race

    • 1927
    • In this May 1927 photograph, Sacramento area rancher Edgar Simpson, left, edges out another rider in a chariot race at the California State Fairgrounds’ racetrack. Spectators sit on the eastern edge of the track. The chariots were part of the...
    • 2422
    • Emcees at Central Library Opening

    • 1992
    • This July 1992 photograph captures local television personalist Stan Atkinson and Margaret Pelley emceeing the opening of the Sacramento Public Library’s Central Branch. Underwritten by some 12 local major corporate sponsors and 43 smaller...
    • PH-SPL-CEN-16-6
    • Fashion Bootery, Incorporated

    • 1942
    • The storefront of the Fashion Bootery at 702 K Street is shown in this 1942 photograph. Opened in December 1929, the 50,000 dollar store became the ninth West Coast location for the company, based in Seattle. The 20 foot by 100 foot structure...
    • 399
    • First Touchdown for La Sierra High School

    • 1957
    • This September 20, 1957, photograph shows Buzz Patterson scoring a touchdown in a high school football game between La Sierra High School Longhorns and Bishop Armstrong High School Falcons at El Camino Stadium in Carmichael. Several Armstrong,...
    • 2423
    • Flood of 1955, Tower Bridge

    • 1955
    • Pictured on December 24, 1955, is Sacramento’s Tower Bridge, overhanging a high running Sacramento River. During the days prior to and after Christmas 1955, northern California was hit with record rains that sent the American River to expand to...
    • 1741


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