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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
    • 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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    • 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 school...
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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
    • 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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    • Joseph Magnin Women’s Apparel

    • 1950
    • Pictured in circa 1950 is the Joseph Magnin store on 913 K Street. Based in the San Francisco, the women’s clothing company opened the 400,000 dollar building in September 1946. Company Vice President, Cyril Magnin, called the store the model of...
    • 184
    • 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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    • 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...
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