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    • Meet Me at the California State Fair

    • 1910
    • This postcard promoting the California State Fair in 1910 was mailed from Sacramento in the morning and delivered in Woodland that same day for a penny. The note from the sender on the back of this early divied card reads, "We had a fine parade...
    • BBSAC940
    • Folk Dancing at the California State Fair

    • 1963
    • This Kodachrome Color Card published for Spengler News Agency of Sacramento reads: “Folk-dancing on the green in front of the grandstand provides one of the most colorful events at the California State Fair.” One of a series of color transparencies...
    • BBSAC336
    • Crystal Palace Pottery Exhibit at California State Fair

    • 1895
    • Pictured in 1895 is the exhibit at the California State Fair for the Sacramento-based Crystal Palace Pottery at 610 J Street. Owned by W.G. Barr and managed by Joseph Thieben, the business enjoyed a banner time, winning in several areas, according...
    • 57
    • California State Fair Aerial View

    • 1930
    • This aerial photograph of the California State Fair grounds at 2751 Stockton Boulevard was taken in the 1930s. In the upper-left corner is the Horse Show Arena. Below that, and to the left of the Racetrack, are the Dairy and Beef Cattle...
    • 642a
    • California State Fair Aerial View

    • 1930
    • This aerial view from the 1930s shows the layout of the California State Fair as it stood on 2751 Stockton Boulevard. The domed structure is the Agricultural Building, later to be called the Counties Building while the tower marks the location of...
    • 642b
    • California State Fair

    • 1930
    • This ethereal shot was taken at dusk from the racetrack at the California State Fair, circa 1930. The Fair was located on 2751 Stockton Boulevard until it moved to Cal Expo in 1967. The iconic and domed Agricultural and Counties Building rests on...
    • 643
    • California State Fair, Livestock Judging

    • 1930
    • The western leg of racetrack at the California State Fair is also a place of judgment as participants parade their livestock in this 1930s photograph. A team of horses in the center of the photograph is pulling a wagon labeled Meadow View Stock...
    • 645
    • California State Fair Agricultural Building Fire

    • 1931
    • This photograph shows a fiery Machinery Hall and its 150-feet tower on the evening of May 22, 1931, at the California State Fair grounds, 2751 Stockton Boulevard. The total cost of the blaze was 100,000 dollars. The fire's glow could be seen from...
    • 996
    • Capital Gas Company's 1895 California State Fair Display

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    • Exhibition by the Capital Gas Company at the 1895 California State Fair in Sacramento. In the background is an exhibit for Weinstock Lubin & Company. The caption reads: "Display of Light, Heat and Power by the Capital Gas Co., CAL. State Fair...
    • 1061
    • California State Fair Poultry Building

    • 1932
    • This July 15, 1932, photograph provides a view of the California State Fair's Poultry Building. The 25,000 square foot structure was built by Sacramento contractors Guth and Fox in 1931/32 for a cost of 75,000 dollars. The interior included...
    • 1063
    • Hall of Flowers, State Fair, Sacramento, Cal. - Mike Roberts Studio

    • 1973
    • Families and friends gather outside the California State Fair’s “Hall of Flowers”, one of the most popular stops along the route of the old fairgrounds off Stockton Boulevard. Down the way from the main entrance and Agricultural Building the annual...
    • BBSAC344
    • Machinery Hall and Tower, State Fair Grounds, Sacramento, CA

    • 1915
    • Pictured in circa 1915 is the California State Fair's Machinery Hall. Built in 1910, when the fair was moved to the intersection of Y Street and Stockton Boulevard, the structure cost 30,000 dollars. The Agricultural and Manufacturers Hall was...
    • BBSAC335
    • Fogalsang and Raplee State Fair Exhibit

    • 1895
    • Pictured in 1895 is Fogalsang and Raplee's exhibit at the 1895 California State Fair. The electrician's shop was located at 1109 Tenth Street. On July 13, just weeks before the Fair's opening, the nation's first hydroelectric alternating-current...
    • 443
    • Racing Car and Hay Bale at California State Fair Grounds

    • 1956
    • This circa 1956 photograph captures a sports car, numbered two, blazing its way near a bale of hay during a Sports Car Club of America event at the California State Fairgrounds at Stockton Boulevard and Fourth Avenue. Sacramento’s chapter of the...
    • 2299a
    • 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

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