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    • F. Lagomarsino and Sons Nursery

    • 1948
    • Pictured on the evening of December 11, 1948, are the store, nursery and greenhouse of F. Lagomarsino and Sons at 1213 Alhambra Boulevard. The business was founded in 1870 by Felice Lagomarsino, along Riverside Boulevard. It was here that...
    • 452
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • I'm Sending You a Lemon From

    • 1910
    • According to a Sacramento County California booklet printed in 1910, lemons had a gross yield per acre of $200.00 to $700.00. The citrus colony of Fair Oaks was one example of a local citrus colony that grew lemons. In 1900 the colony contained...
    • BBSAC020
    • Sixteenth Street Public Bean and Grain Cleaner and Warehouse

    • 1931
    • This August 26, 1931, photograph reveals the east side of the Sixteenth Street Public Bean and Grain Cleaner and Warehouse, located at 1501 Spear Avenue. By the 1950s, the building had become part of the California Packing Company's industrial...
    • 25
    • Field Scene of the Pocket Area of Sacramento

    • 1980
    • This 1980 photograph captures a field of infant crops in the Pocket area of Sacramento. In the background is a grove of deciduous trees. The Pocket area, seven miles south of Sacramento proper and along the Sacramento River, was settled in the...
    • 2408
    • Neubourg and Lages Company

    • 1880
    • This circa 1880 postcard shows the Neubourg and Lages milling and malting business, also known as the Star Mills and Malt House, located on the west side of Fifth Street, between J and K Streets. Founded in 1866, by Christopher Lages and Leonard...
    • BBSAC172
    • 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
    • Aerial View of California Almond Growers Processing Plant

    • 1935
    • Here is an aerial view of the California Almond Growers' processing plant at Eighteenth and C Streets, circa 1935. It was built during the period between 1922 and 1929. The Southern Pacific Railroad main line is in the background and the Del Monte...
    • 120
    • Sacramento River Scene

    • 1946
    • This 1946 photograph shows rice processing facilities along the west bank of the Sacramento River, just off of River Road. The large structure to the right of the water tower are the rice mill and warehouse of the Rice Growers Association of...
    • 959
    • Concrete Air-Curing Dryers for Hops, Natomas Rock

    •  
    • Hops was a specialty crop grown in rows. However this crop was found only in a few areas of the Sacramento Valley. “Yuba County claimed the most extensive hop fields in the world with over a thousand acres near Wheatland.’ (Mc Gowan’s...
    • BBSAC021
    • California Almond Growers Exchange, Almond Plaza

    •  
    • The California Almond Growers Exchange (CAGE) was founded in the May of 1910. In 1914, to help boost sales of shelled almonds, an almond shelling plant was built at 18th and C streets along a railroad spur. (Source: “Images of America,...
    • BBSAC022
    • 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
    • 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
    • California Rice Fields Showing Irrigation Canal

    • 1910
    • With the 1901 failure of what crops, farmers began a hunt for a new crop. “The search for a new crop was to bring rice into the old wheat lands and rice transformed the economy of the mid-valley.” World War I brought about increased demand...
    • BBSAC023

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