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    • Steamer Towing Freight Barge on Sacramento River, California

    • 1900
    • Shown in circa 1900, a tug and barge make their way along the Sacramento River. The Sacramento to San Francisco corridor was alive with traffic at the turn of the century. Between 1880 and 1903, shipments between Sacramento and San Francisco...
    • BBSAC711
    • Hauling Wheat in California, Sacramento

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    • “Wheat farming dominated the life and economy of the Sacramento Valley from 1867 until 1893.” Acreage of wheat planted increase from 200,000 in 1866 to 400,000 in 1873, increasing to 1,000,000 in 1882. By 1865 the price paid for California grain...
    • BBSAC019
    • W.T. Grant Company at 722 K Street

    • 1944
    • The W.T. Grant Company’s location at 722 K Street Store is shown in this September 1, 1944, photograph. Grant came to Sacramento in 1932 in an effort to expand its 39 state empire. The store opened in 1933, but was flamed in December of 1936 to a...
    • 393
    • Folsom Dam Dedication May 5, 1956

    • 1956
    • This May 4, 1956, program accompanied the opening of the Folsom Dam. Prior to the official dedication, attendees were entertained by water skiing, motor boat racing and an air show in the newly forged Folsom Lake.
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    • The Visitor

    • July 1892
    • David Lubin and his half-brother Harris Weinstock expanded their original store into the largest mail-order business on the West Coast by 1875, and that store became an emporium. Incorporated in 1888 with plans of building more stores, the...
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    • The Sacramento Weekly and Alta California

    • February 12, 1910
    • 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...
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    • California Pine Box Distributors

    • 1938
    • Pictured is the California Pine Box Distributors warehouse as it sat on December 10, 1938. Located at 1401 Front Street, on the eve of the Great Depression, the company was one of four boxers and distributors in the city, which collectively were...
    • 490
    • Capitol Inn and Motel

    • 1950
    • This circa 1950 postcard shows the administration building of the Capitol Inn and Motel, located one-and-a-half miles west of Sacramento, on the Davis Highway. The complex was built in 1945/46 and cost 400,000 dollars. Features of the 120-unit...
    • BBSAC436
    • The Home Designer

    • March 1923
    • Shown above is an issue of The Home Designer. Established by architect Walter W. Dixon (1884-1953) and German-born builder R.C. Hillen (1883-1955) in June 1921, the Oakland-based, monthly publication sought to increase the “interest of the average...
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    • A Band of Turkeys, Turkey Farm Near Sacramento, CA

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    • Raising turkeys in Northern California was a profitable venture during the first decade of the 20th Century. Butte, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo Counties claimed nearly 400,000 of the birds during that time with a total valuation of over 2,000,000...
    • BBSAC006
    • 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
    • The Sacramento Weekly and Alta California

    • December 25, 1910
    • 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...
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    • Causeway Over Yolo Basin Between Sacramento and Davis

    • 1935
    • Shown in circa 1935 is the Yolo Causeway. Built in 1916 for 400,000 dollars, the 3.2-mile-long span possessed one lane for each direction. Its construction ended the alienation between the San Francisco Bay area and Sacramento Valley that occured...
    • BBSAC071
    • Anybody's Magazine Vol.1 No.2

    • June 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...
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    • The Sacramento Weekly and Alta California

    • December 11, 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...
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