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    • 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
    • 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
    • Sacramento River Levee Road

    • 1950
    • This circa 1950 aerial photograph shows a levee road built along the Sacramento River's bank. Also visible are long stretches of prime Sacramento Delta farm land.
    • 1635
    • 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
    • Young Citrus Orchard in Carmichael

    • 1910
    • This circa 1918 photograph shows an infantile citrus orchard in the proximity of Carmichael, California. In the background sits a farmhouse. Beyond that, one can see undeveloped prairie, populated with native grasses and several oaks trees. As...
    • 2304a
    • Wine Delivery to the Elk Grove Winery

    • 1900
    • This circa 1900 photograph shows a man, vintner James Frasinetti, delivering barrels of wine. He is doing so with a wagon, pulled by two horses. A native of Italy, Frasinetti founded his self-styled winery in 1897. It covered 400 acres of land...
    • 2308
    • Hops Harvesters near Elk Grove, California

    • 1929
    • Pictured in 1929 is a group of eight hops harvesters at the George Brooks Ranch, near Grantline Road in Elk Grove, California. They are, from left to right, Ray Hogaboom, Medina Chalmers, Edna Hunter, J.J. “Pop” Nix, Stella Spiva, Arthur “Bud”...
    • 2309
    • Irrigated Orchard, Sacramento Valley

    • 1935
    • Author Upton Sinclair once described California as "the land of orange groves and jails" and the Sacramento Valley, especially the communities of Fair Oaks, Citrus Heights and Orangevale produced vast amounts of citrus fruits that reached maturity...
    • BBSAC959
    • Gathering the Bartlet Pear Crop Near Sacramento, Cal.

    • 1903
    • This early undivided-back photo postcard captures a crew of pear pickers near Sacramento around 1903. By 1921 Sacramento led California in pear production, the delicate fruit doing well on the bottom land as well as the irrigated uplands. Harvest...
    • BBSAC960
    • Picking Oranges in Fair Oaks Near Sacramento

    • 1910
    • Fair Oaks was part of the extensive San Juan offered for sale by investors and in 1895 the first colonists arrived. Promoted as a prime spot for citrus production, the colony was unstable until a railroad spur and bridge completed in 1901 could...
    • BBSAC961


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