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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
    • Capital Gas Company's 1895 California State Fair Display

    • 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
    • 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, 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
    • Hall of Flowers, State Fair, Sacramento, Cal. - Mike Roberts Studio

    • 1967
    • 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
    • State Fair Bookmark

    • 1889
    • Shown is a bookmark, commemorating the California State Fair, held in September 1889 at the Agricultural Pavilion and Capitol Park, located at Fifteenth and L and N streets.
    • EC-CSF-b01f01i06
    • 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
    • California State Fair-Boraxaid Exhibit

    • 1895
    • This exhibit for the 1895 California State Fair was done by the Pacific Coast Borax Company. The display proclaims "Borax is King," "A Home Industry," and a presence "From Death Valley Mines to Alameda Factory." Discovered in Death Valley in 1881,...
    • 641
    • State Fair, Agricultural Pavilion, Sacramento, Cal.

    • 1950
    • Shown in circa 1950 are the dome and entrance to the California State Fair's Counties Building. Built in 1918/1919 for 400,000 dollars, the structure was the central hub of the 207-acre park. Originally built to an area of 65,000 square feet, it...
    • BBSAC337
    • California Exposition, Sacramento, Cal. - Mike Roberts Studio

    • 1965
    • For well over fifty years the California State Fair stood at the intersection of Y Street (later Broadway) and Stockton Boulevard and the grounds ran nearly a mile north and east from there and then up 48th Street and back to Y. Upon entering the...
    • BBSAC341


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