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    • Levee Erosion along the American River

    • 1980
    • This circa 1980 photograph shows an example of levee erosion along the north bank of the American River, near the confluence of the American and Sacramento Rivers. A series of dislodged trees and protruding roots hang angled over the River. Long...
    • 2413
    • Rainbow Bridge on American River

    • 1997
    • The Rainbow Bridge is the scene of a flooded American River near Folsom in January 1997. The American River's Nimbus and Folsom dams were able control much of the water volume and pressure moving toward the levees along the lower river, thus...
    • 1658a
    • Central Pacific Bridge over the American River

    • 1870
    • Photograph, taken circa 1870, of the Central Pacific Railroad Bridge, the first railroad bridge (a wooden truss bridge) over the American River at Sacramento, near the present site of Cal Expo. An early locomotive is shown on the right.
    • 196
    • American River near Folsom

    • 1997
    • Shown in January 1997 is a portion of the flooded American River, near Folsom. The power of a New Year's Day tropical storm drove an assortment of debris down the lower American River into Lake Folsom including parts of five cabins, 20 propane...
    • 1655d
    • Bridge Across American River at Fair Oaks, Sacramento Cal.

    • September 26, 1907
    • This postcard - dated September 26, 1907 - shows the American River, the southern bank of the American River and the Fair Oaks Bridge. The bridge was built in 1901 to connect Fair Oaks with a railroad spur in Folsom. It replaced in 1907 after...
    • BBSAC078
    • Negro Bar, American River

    • 1997
    • This January 1997 photograph captures a torrent of water innundating Negro Bar along the American River. By January 3, the entirety of the 23-mile-long American River Parkway had been submerged by way of the rain from New Year's storms, with the...
    • 1656
    • Themis

    • March 17, 1889
    • Founded and edited by a talented team of newspapermen, educators, lawyers with political savvy and clout, Themis was envisioned as a completely independent journal offering counsel and providing access to justice and law. A literary journal with...
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    • Folsom Water Power Company Dam

    • 1895
    • Pictured in circa 1895 is the dam of the Folsom Water Power Company at the Stony Gorge section of the American River, one mile northeast of Folsom, California. The dam was the brainchild of Horatio Gates Livermore who wanted a way to float logs...
    • 2213c
    • American River  - CT 2738

    • 1995
    • This circa 1995 postcard shows the American River at sundown. The river is a vestige of the Sacramento Valley's prehistoric status as a massive tidal marsh, covered by tule reeds, rushes, willows and a variance of native trees and grasses.
    • BBSAC728
    • American River near Folsom

    • 1997
    • A darkened and flooded American River swells over its banks near Folsom in January 1997. The tropical, El Nino-style storm, which left 6.79 inches of rainfall in the Sacramento area, followed similar events in 1995, 1987, and 1982. Sacramento's...
    • 1655b
    • American River near Folsom

    • 1997
    • Rapids fill the flooded American River near Folsom in this January 1997 photograph. The Folsom Dam's ability to control the amount of release from Folsom Lake was crucial in minimizing the volume of water running downstream toward Sacramento. ...
    • 1655e
    • American River at Fair Oaks, Sacramento County, Cal.

    • 1920
    • This circa 1920 postcard provides a scenic view of the American River and bluffs of Fair Oaks, captured from the southern banks of the American. The river draws its name from a spot where Canadian trappers were known to have crossed, referred to...
    • BBSAC720
    • Nimbus Dam on the American River

    • 1997
    • This January 1997 photograph shows the Nimbus Dam on a flooded American River. At the height of New Year's storms, the river was gushing out of the dam at 115,000 cubic feet per second, a marked difference from the 5,000 that the structure was...
    • 1657
    • American River near Folsom

    • 1997
    • Two pine trees and an ancient retaining wall are the backdrop for flooding along the American River, near Folsom in January 1997. The highest volume of water to fill the American equaled 115 cubic feet per second a figure which was considered safe...
    • 1655a
    • American River near Folsom

    • 1997
    • A massive eddy forms in the flooded American River, near Folsom in January 1997. Sacramento County damages from the New's Day tropical storm -- often referred to as the Hawaiian Pineapple Express -- were estimated at 7 million dollars, with...
    • 1655c
    • Sunset on the American River, Sacramento, California - 532

    • 1910
    • Shown in circa 1910, is the American River, near Sacramento. The river originates in Placer County's Mountain Meadow Lake and it terminates as tributary of the Sacramento River. It is also spawned of three forks, north, middle and south. A few...
    • BBSAC727
    • Rainbow Bridge From the American River

    • 1930
    • Pictured here in 1930 and spanning the American River is the Rainbow Bridge. Built in 1917/18 by the Ross Construction Company, it was considered, at the time, to be the fourth largest concrete span in the world, measuring some 550 feet, shoreline...
    • 193
    • Rainbow Bridge on American River

    • 1997
    • In this January 1997 photograph, waters of a flooded American River tear below Folsom's Rainbow Bridge. At the time of the flood, only seven percent of Sacramento properties absorbing damage held flood insurance. Overall, and at the time of the...
    • 1658b

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