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    • Air Currents

    • September 1, 1918
    • Air Currents was a monthly publication of Mather Field, a flight training base for the newly-formed United States Army Air Service. Located 12- miles east of Sacramento, California, Mather’s first phase of military operation stretched from June...
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    • Sutterville Aerodrome

    • 1932
    • Pictured in 1932 is the main office building and hangar - also known as Hangar Number Three - for the Sutterville Aerodrome, located on Freeport Boulevard. Opened in 1930, the field replaced a previous venture at Del Paso Park which was scuttled...
    • 84
    • Sacramento Municipal Airport

    • 1955
    • This 1955 photograph shows a busy Sacramento Municipal Airport at Freeport Boulevard. To the left of the frame is the original 1930 terminal while, to the right, is a newly completed one, designed by architect Leonard Starks and built by...
    • 1796
    • Capitol Inn and Capitol Sky Park

    • 1950
    • Taken in 1950, this photograph provides an aerial view of the Capitol Inn at 1130 West Capitol Avenue in West Sacramento, California. The hotel was designed to look like the California State Capitol building. The Hotel El Rancho sat just across...
    • 866
    • Early Air Mail Flight from Mather Field

    • 1925
    • Taken in 1925, this photograph captures the first air mail flight from Sacramento's Mather Field. The photograph was also taken to promote a motion picture entitled "The Pony Express," partially filmed in the area. A stunt rider on horseback,...
    • 1942
    • Chapel, McClellan Field, California

    • 1940
    • This circa 1940 postcard shows the chapel at McClellan Field. Built in 1939, it was designed to accomodate a variance of Christian denominations.
    • BBSAC752
    • Hiram P. Albert Photograph Album

    • 1918-1948
    • This photographic album is from the Betty Jane Powell family papers (MC 25). Created, arranged, and annotated by Powell’s uncle, Hiram Paul Albert, it provides a panoramic window into both the life of Albert and the transformation of Sacramento...
    • MC 25 Box 2/5
    • Machine Shops, McClellan Field, California

    • 1943
    • Shown in circa 1943 are the harried wartime efforts of those working within McClellan's Machine Shops. At this time, McClellan climaxed its employment with nearly 22,000 military and civilian personnel who worked on everything from C-47 Skytrain...
    • BBSAC753
    • T-6 Trainers at Mather Field

    • 1943
    • A series of North American T-6 Texan trainers sit on the flight line at Mather Field, Sacramento, in circa 1943.
    • BBSAC933
    • B-52G Bomber, Mather Air Force Base

    • 1985
    • Pictured in circa 1985, at Mather Field, is a B-52G bomber being displayed during one of the base's annual community guest days. B-52s arrived at Mather in 1958 becoming a base fixture - as part of the 320th Bombardment Wing - until their...
    • BBSAC754
    • Mather Field, Sacramento, California, Airstrip and Planes

    • 1942
    • Pictured in 1942 is Mather Field's flightline, filled with several North American T-6 Texan trainers. Mather received its first delivery of Texans from North American's Inglewood, California, plant in October 1941. Established as a flight school...
    • BBSAC755
    • Mather Aviation School

    • 1919
    • This 1919 photograph provides a view of Mather Field where civilians mill about De Havilland Airco DH-4 bay bombers of the Ninety-First Aero Squadron, nicknamed the "Demon Chasers." By early 1920, the squadron had been transferred and Mather on...
    • PH-2014-10.1
    • The Review, 1931

    • 1931-01-01
    • 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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    • Sacramento Municipal Airport

    • 1960
    • This 1960 postcard shows the Sacramento Municipal Airport at 6151 Freeport Boulevard. The complex was founded on April 12, 1930, to two days of crowds that were expected to near 100,000. The control tower in the background was added in 1956. The...
    • BBSAC745
    • Knox Lumber Yard

    • 1934
    • Taken in 1934, this aerial photograph captures the W.F. Knox lumber yard, located to the west of Mather Field in eastern Sacramento County. Knox was one of eleven yards found throughout the County, employing - in the early 1930s - some 350 workers...
    • 698
    • Mather Field, California - Chapel, Interior and Exterior View

    • 1941
    • This 1941 photograph shows both the interior and exterior of the 400-seat chapel at Mather Field. Built the same year that this photograph was taken, the structure had a portable altar, pulpit and lectern, so as to accomodate Mather's various...
    • BBSAC747
    • Headquarters Parkway, McClellan Field, Calif.

    • 1942
    • Shown in 1942 is the kempt McClellan Mall at McClellan Field. The large and distant structure is the base's Headquarters Building One. The scene is captured from the VIP Gate, or Gate Two, on Watt Avenue. Opening in Fall 1939, and prior to...
    • BBSAC748
    • Mather Field, California - Building with Flag Pole

    • 1942
    • Mather Field's headquarters building is shown in this 1942 photograph. After its closure in 1919, Mather was rehabilitated as a military installation in 1941. The four million dollar revitalization involved the employment of 1,700 workers and the...
    • BBSAC749
    • McClellan Field, Sacramento, California

    • 1948
    • This circa 1948 postcard shows Gate One at McClellan Field. Just 12 years earlier, on May 7, 1936 - and after a visit from General H. "Hap" Arnold - it was decided that a 7 million dollar repair and supply depot would be established. When it was...
    • BBSAC750

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