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    • Forty-niners (49ers) Club

    • 1922
    • March 23rd through 28th of 1922 meant the "Days of '49" celebration, a city-wide homage to Sacramento's Gold Rush past. Pictured are members of the Whiskerino Club, a few of the hundreds of Sacramentans who let their mustaches grow for the...
    • 1003
    • Armistice Day Parade on J Street at Thirteenth

    • 1929
    • Parade along J street commemorating Armistice Day, circa 1929. A marching band plays in front of rows of uniformed servicemen. Onlookers and businesses along J Street provide a backdrop for this scene. Businesses visible in the photo include...
    • 1072f
    • Native Sons of the Golden West Parade on J Street

    • 1895
    • The Sacramento Parlor of the Native Sons of the Golden West is front and center, at Sixth and J Streets, in this September 9, 1895, photograph. Uniformed members march westward behind a banner that says “”NSGW – Sacramento Parlor.” Several...
    • 2378
    • Christmas Parade on K Street

    • 1940
    • This November 1940 photograph shows Sacramento’s annual Christmas Parade as, led by Santa Claus, it proceeds east on K Street between Sixth and Seventh. Sponsored by the “Sacramento Bee,” the Sacramento Retail Merchants’ Association and the...
    • 60
    • Soroptimist Club of Sacramento

    • 1930
    • Lined up behind a banquet table, in this 1930 photograph, are members of the Soroptimist Club of Sacramento. Seated in the center of the ground is Sacramento Mayor C.H.S. Bidwell while Miss May Keefe is standing in the second row at the top left. ...
    • 2003
    • Order of AHEPA Dance

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    • It's the third annual dance and entertainment for Sacramento Chapter No. 153 of the Order of AHEPA. Elks Hall is filled with the merrymakers who pose for a group picture. Smiles and stoic stares appear on the faces of the many males wearing ties...
    • 2004
    • Sacramento's Fiftieth Anniversary from the M Street Bridge

    • 1909
    • This April 24, 1909, photograph captures activity on the M Street Bridge during the celebration of Sacramento’s fiftieth anniversary. The picture was taken from the west side or West Sacramento side of the bridge, looking east. In the distance,...
    • 114
    • Grand Electric Carnival from K Street, from Ninth and K Streets

    • 1895
    • This September 9, 1895, photograph captures the gleam of the Grand Electric Carnival on K Street, between Eighth and Ninth Streets. Strings of lights hang from poles and crisscross K Street. The event was held to celebrate the unprecedented long...
    • 2382
    • William Land School Orchestra

    • 1922
    • This May 5, 1922 photograph shows the William Land School orchestra. The school's performance was part of a citywide celebration known as "Sacramento Music Week," which enlisted schools, churches and clubs, to play in both public (Southside Park)...
    • 1219
    • Rodeo

    • 1930
    • A photograph of a cowboy riding in the California Rodeo which took place between July 18-22, 1930. The shadows of the horses' front hooves as they plummet down punctuates the bottom of this action scene, the horseman clearing the saddle and hanging...
    • 1643
    • Line of Shovels at Groundbreaking for Central Library Extension

    • 1988
    • This 1988 photograph shows a symbolic line of gold-painted shovels, primed for the 35 million dollar groundbreaking and expansion of the Sacramento City Library’s main branch, located at 828 I Street. In the background, at Eighth and J Streets, is...
    • PH-SPL-CEN-15-1
    • Rodeo

    • 1930
    • A cowboy rodeo rider strikes a dramatic pose as the camera catches him holding on to the rein with his left hand while holding his right arm aloft, the horses back hooves clearing the dust and dirt of the track they are on. Horsemen and spectators...
    • 1644
    • Stage at Central Groundbreaking

    • 1988
    • Screened by a guard rail from up high is the stage and venue for the 1988 groundbreaking of the newly-expanded Central Branch of the Sacramento City Library, located at 828 I Street.
    • PH-SPL-CEN-15-9
    • The Pavilion, Sacramento, Cal. - E.P. Charlton and Co.

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    • Shown at Fifteenth and N Streets is the California State Fair's Agricultural Hall, also refered to as the Pavilion. Built in 1883/84, citizens of Sacramento voted to fund the 30,000 dollar structure which, at the time, would become the largest...
    • BBSAC332
    • American Trust Company Anniversary

    • 1954
    • Pictured in April 1954 is the American Trust Company’s one-hundredth anniversary gala, held at the bank’s 1011 Tenth Street location. Standing before the celebratory cake – topped with 100 candles – are, left to right, H. Stephen Chase,...
    • 2013
    • Richard Killian

    • 1988
    • In this 1988 image, Library Director Richard Killian speaks at the groundbreaking of the expansion of the Sacramento City Library’s Central Branch, located at 828 I Street. Killian served as the system’s director from 1987 to 2001.
    • PH-SPL-CEN-15-31

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