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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...
    • 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...
    • 393
    • 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
    • Sacramento Weekly and Alta California

    • December 18, 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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    • 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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    • Buffalo Brewery Under Construction

    • 1889
    • This photograph was taken during the construction of the Buffalo Brewery on June 6, 1889. It was located on 1717 Twenty-first Street between Q and R Streets. Touted during its construction as "the most complete brewing establishment on the Pacific...
    • 33
    • 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
    • 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...
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    • 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 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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    • The Review, June 1907

    • 1907-06-01
    • 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...
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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
    • State Fair, Agricultural Pavilion, Sacramento, Cal.

    • 1950
    • Shown in circa 1950 are the dome and entrance to the California State Fair's Counties Building. Built in 1918/1919 for 400,000 dollars, the structure was the central hub of the 207-acre park. Originally built to an area of 65,000 square feet, it...
    • BBSAC337

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