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    • Municipal Auditorium, Sacramento, California

    • 1940
    • Shown in circa 1940 postcard shows the southwestern edge of the Memorial Auditorium. Built in 1926 and opened in February 1927, the Byzantine-style structure has served as venue for artist, from opera singer Marion Anderson to rock band Led...
    • BBSAC094
    • Rodeo

    • 1930
    • A photograph of a man riding a steer on the California State Fair racetrack during a rodeo event. The event rider wears a cap and street clothes indicating that he may be a challenger for a prize based on how long a contender could hang on to the...
    • 1641
    • Detroit Tigers at Moreing Field

    • 1931
    • This 1931 photograph shows members of the Detroit Tigers baseball club playing pepper. The Tigers spent 12 days at Sacramento's Moreing Field in February 1931 conducting drills for spring training. They then moved on to Woodland to play two...
    • 1098
    • Edmonds Field

    • 1948
    • This photograph, taken circa 1948, captures an awards ceremony at Edmond's Field, located at the corner of two main boulevards, Riverside and Broadway. Edmonds served as the home of the Sacramento Solons baseball club from 1944 to 1960. The field...
    • 1099
    • Edmonds Field After 1948 Fire

    • 1948
    • This photograph captures Edmonds Field, at the intersection of Riverside Boulevard and Broadway, as it appeared on July 24, 1948, after fire - likely started by a carelessly tossed cigarette - destroyed the park on July 11. Immediately afterward,...
    • 1100
    • Edmonds Field

    • 1948
    • Photograph, taken circa 1948, of the new Edmonds Field under construction after the disastrous fire of 1948. The field would reopen in March of 1949.
    • 1101
    • Edmonds Field

    • 1949
    • Photograph, taken in 1949, of Edmonds Field, just having reopened in March of 1949 after the disastrous fire of 1948.
    • 1102
    • Edmonds Field

    • 1950
    • This photograph, taken in 1950, shows the new Edmonds Field, reopened in March of 1949. Bill Avila is shown in the foreground, wearing a white shirt. Avila was a scout for the Philadelphia Phillies and wrote a Bushers Column for the Sacramento...
    • 1104
    • Boxing Match in L Street Boxing Auditorium

    • 1934
    • This April 13, 1934, photograph captures the close quarters and soiled floor of the L Street Arena, located at 223 L Street. Spectators take in one of seven supporting card fights prior to the heavyweight headline bout putting local Galt hero Jack...
    • 1109
    • L Street Boxing Arena

    • 1925
    • This 1925 photograph shows the L Street Boxing Arena, located at 223 L Street. The ad hoc structure had been a warehouse prior to its opening in the winter of 1916. To bring it to workable function as a sports venue, walls were removed,...
    • 1111
    • L Street Boxing Auditorium

    • 1925
    • This 1925 photograph shows the interior of the L Street Boxing Auditorium, located at 223 L Street. Built in 1916, the venue seated 4,000, but was known to have squeezed in 5,000 fans for major tickets. It was placed into what had been the old...
    • 1112
    • Fred Bottaro Officiates Match at L Street Arena

    • 1935
    • Sacramento native Fred Bottaro officiates this circa 1935 bout between two unidentified fighters at the L Street Arena, located at 223 L Street. Bottaro was easily the single-most recognizable boxing official in twentieth century Sacramento. ...
    • 1113
    • Boxing Match at L Street Arena

    • 1935
    • Taken in circa 1935, this photograph captures a boxing match at the L Street Arena, located at 223 L Street. Officiating legend Fred Bottaro tends to the match while an unidentified bystander looks toward the camera. At the time this photograph...
    • 1114
    • Boxing Match in the L Street Arena

    • 1935
    • This November 22, 1935, photograph captures the hurly-burly of Sacramento's L Street Arena. The evening included a headline exhibition by heavyweight champion James Braddock and sparring partner Jack McCarthy. Sacramento resident and former...
    • 1115
    • Sacramento Memorial Auditorium - Frank McDongal

    • 1930
    • Shown in circa 1930 is the Memorial Auditorium, situated at Sixteenth and J streets. Funding for the memorial structure and its furnishings came primarily via bonds, with the total cost sitting at 1.5 million dollars. The structure -- built to...
    • BBSAC140
    • Sacramento's Memorial Auditorium - E.F. Clements

    • 1940
    • This circa 1940 postcard shows the Memorial Auditorium, located on the northeast corner of Fifteenth and J streets. Built in 1925/27, the structure's foundation -- measuring an area of 216 feet by 262 feet -- required the driving of some 1,100...
    • BBSAC141
    • Sacramento Memorial Auditorium - H.S. Crocker Company

    • 1945
    • Shown in circa 1945 is Sacramento's Memorial Auditorium, at Sixteenth and J streets. Opened in 1927 as part of a surge in post-war building, the structure, as stated to both sides of its entrance was "dedicated to those who made the supreme...
    • BBSAC142

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