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    • Isleton Fire Department

    • 1915
    • This circa 1915 photograph shows members of the Isleton Fire Department posing before their chemical engine. Community growth, due in no small part to a tremendous asparagus industry, necessitated institutions dedicated to ensuring not simply...
    • 618
    • El Rey Theater Fire

    • 1941
    • Looking west, from the top of the Ramona Hotel, this February 21, 1941, photograph shows the frenetic aftermath of a fire at the El Rey Hotel at 519 J Street. The fire started in one of the theater’s balconies and was likely the result of arson. ...
    • 660
    • Themis

    • March 21, 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...
    • In Time of Emergency

    • 1968
    • This March 1968 government document from the U.S. Department of Defense provides readiness information in the event of nuclear attack or natural disaster. In 1968, the greater Sacramento area had no less than 42 attack sirens. They were tested on...
    • EC-GOV-b07f02i01
    • Third Street, 917 through 921

    • 1960
    • The building at the left of this circa 1960 photograph is identified, in notes on back side of the image, as the firehouse for volunteer Confidence Engine Company Number One, being used for storage when this photograph was taken. To the left is...
    • 732
    • 6th Street Engine House, City Fire Dept., Sacramento, Cal.

    • "The newest and perhaps the handsomest building occupied by the (Fire) department is Hook and Ladder House No. 1, situated on the corner of the alley on Sixth Street, between K and L" is how the Sacramento Bee for April 19, 1890, described the...
    • BBSAC137
    • Fire Company at Independence Day Parade

    • 1910
    • This July 4, 1910, photograph shows horse-drawn fire engines parading along K Street, between Fourth and Fifth Streets. 30,000 Sacramentans witnessed the Independence Day parade which featured horses. Several awards were given for the fittest and...
    • 617
    • The Sacramento Weekly and Alta California

    • December 4, 1909
    • Sacramento Weekly & Alta California was published Saturdays from October 16, 1909 to July 29, 1911 by the Sacramento Weekly and Alta Publishing Co. Managing Editor Evander B. Willis was a high-ranking member of the Masonic Order with newspaper...
    • The Review, March 1911

    • 1911-03-01
    • Sacramento High School is located at 2315 Thirty-Fourth Street in Sacramento, California. Founded just one week after San Francisco’s Lowell High School opened its doors in mid-August 1856, “Sac High” has matured into the second oldest high school...
    • Comstock Building Burns

    • 2003
    • On the afternoon of July 3, 2003, construction and fire crews raze the remains of the Comstock building, located at Eighth and J Streets. Built of brick, the structure was, in part, known for the ornamental tiles that dotted its facade. They had...
    • 2264a
    • Comstock Building Burns

    • 2003
    • On July 3, 2003 the last of a series of fires caused the razing of the Comstock Building at Eighth and J Streets. The pictured block was filled-in in 2005 with 800 J Lofts, a 46 million dollar mixed housing and retail structure. It was built with...
    • 2264b
    • Comstock Building Burns

    • 2003
    • Amassed before the gutted Comstock Building on July 3, 2003, are units of the Sacramento Fire Department. The fire started at 5 a.m., making short work of the historically vital building, constructed in 1861 and shown to the left. Started soon...
    • 2264k


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