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    • A Model Dairy Farm, Sacramento Valley, CA

    • 1900
    • This circa 1900 postcard shows a dairy farm in the Sacramento Valley. In 1899, Sacramento County could boast 1,059 dairy farms with Yolo County containing some 918. The printed description on the back of the card reads "In the Sacramento Valley...
    • BBSAC004
    • Dairy Cows Near Carmichael

    • 1918
    • This circa 1918 photograph shows a herd of dairy cows, grazing amongst the native oaks and sweet native grasses of primeval Carmichael, California. By 1920, Sacramento County was the thirteenth-highest producer of dairy products in the State of...
    • 2304c
    • Hand Cutting of Bercut-Richards Packing Company Peaches

    • 1942
    • Photograph, taken in August, 1942, of women at work cutting peaches in half by hand and removing the stones at Bercut-Richards Packing Company. The war-time shortage of male workers had no effect on this industry, and this scene displays a wide...
    • 1294
    • Picking Sacramento Peaches

    • 1942
    • In high heels and a dress, Bercut Richards office employee Betty Gropke demonstrates the proper technique for picking peaches in this posed photograph taken in August of 1942.
    • 1298
    • Picking Tomatoes for Bercut-Richards Packing Company

    • 1942
    • Photograph of a woman and man posed with picked tomatoes and the pretense of being the laborers. One of a group of professional promotional photographs contracted by the Bercut-Richards Packing Company, this shot captures an image of a real field...
    • 1300
    • Yolo County Grain Port

    • 1950
    • This circa 1950 aerial view shows grain elevators and buildings on the Yolo County side of the Sacramento River. Railroad tracks and a train appear in the top portion of the photograph and the east bank of the Sacramento River.
    • 1812
    • Yolo County Grain Port

    • 1945
    • This aerial view of grain elevators and buildings on the Yolo County side of the Sacramento River was taken in circa 1945.
    • 1813
    • Yolo County Grain Elevators

    • 1945
    • This 1945 photograph shows a Yolo County grain storage facility. The Sacramento River runs just behind the structure.
    • 1817
    • Sacramento River and the Delta

    • 1995
    • This circa 1995 aerial photograph provides an ideal view of the city of Walnut Grove, along the Sacramento River. Prominent sights are the Walnut Grove Bridge; to the lower, left-hand corner, Delta Cross Channel; and, to the upper, left-hand...
    • BBSAC725
    • J. N. Blair & Co. Truck

    • 1913
    • Shown in 1913 is a J. N. Blair and Company truck, parked before an unknown address. Founded in 1899, the company developed the reputation for ably equipping butchers all throughout northern California with refrigeration and cutting tools. In the...
    • 2149
    • Orange Grove, Fair Oaks Districts, Near Sacramento, CA

    •  
    • "Among the earliest California oranges to reach Eastern markets are the products of the many fine groves in the Fair Oaks district" is the description printed on the back of this postcard. From 1880 to the late 1940s citrus in California grew...
    • BBSAC003
    • Fruit Ranch, Near Sacramento, CA - with color

    • 1907
    • Long view of orchards with the back of the card postmarked "Dixon" (Yolo County) and dated 1907. At this time the prune was the best-known and widely marketed of California's deciduous fruits, the gross yield per acre ranging from $75 to $200. A...
    • BBSAC001
    • Valley Oaks

    • 1915
    • This circa 1915 brochure promotes the Sacramento Valley colony of "Valley Oaks," located along side the Sacramento County city of Galt. The roughly 7,000 acre community was promoted as a paradise that would be sold off in 10 to 20 acre increments.
    • EC-BUS-b06f03i02
    • Mule-drawn Combine Harvester on the Wiseman Family Ranch

    • 1900
    • This circa 1900 postcard shows wheat harvesting activity on the Wiseman family ranch, located within the Sacramento Valley. In 1899, Yolo (2.5 million), Sacramento (1.1 million), Colusa (3.2 million), Sutter (1.2 million) and San Joaquin (4.1...
    • BBSAC009

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