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    • Beautiful California Capitol Grounds, Sacramento

    • 1900
    • This circa 1900 postcard shows two children enjoying a fraction of Capitol Park's enormous compliment of flowers. The State Gardener at that time was Matthew H. Dunn, a native of England. He was responsible for the addition of pathways along L...
    • BBSAC242
    • North Sacramento Viaduct, Sacramento, California

    • 1945
    • Shown in circa 1945 is the North Sacramento viaduct. Built in 1942, the 847,000 dollar project enabled motorists to avoid seasonal flooding and traverse the lowlands north of the American River, and surrounding Sacramento Northern and Western...
    • BBSAC086
    • Hotel Senator from State Capitol Park, Sacramento, California

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    • The twin residence towers of the Hotel Senator loom above the treescape of Capitol Park in this full color postcard published locally by Frank McDougal. A printed description on the back of the card reads, in part, "...glimpses the arches of the...
    • BBSAC494
    • K Street Mall, Sacramento - Dexter Press

    • 1971
    • Shown in circa 1973 is the K Street Mall, amidst the good intentions of urban planners, post the city's massive redevelopment efforts of the 1960s. Evident on the postcard are the status the K Street as a pedestrian only mall, and the presence of...
    • BBSAC363
    • Greetings from Sacramento "Camellia Capital of the World"

    • 1955
    • This circa 1955 postcard shows one of Sacramento's defining symbols, the camellia. It is believed that the first camellia came to Sacramento in 1852 and, by the early 1900s, the Capital City started to be referred to as "The Camellia City."...
    • BBSAC771
    • U.S. Post Office, Sacramento, California - 8405

    • 1937
    • This circa 1937 postcard shows Sacramento's U.S. Post Office and Federal Building, as seen between two elms and from Plaza Park at Ninth and I Streets. The Post Office was built in 1933 and the park, bordered by I and J Streets and Ninth and Tenth...
    • BBSAC155
    • Southern Pacific Station - E.C. Kropp Co

    • 1940
    • This circa 1940 postcard shows the Southern Pacific train depot at Fifth and I streets. Also pictured is the locomotive, C.P. Huntington, which was placed at the spot in 1939. It went into service for Central Pacific in 1864 and taken out of...
    • BBSAC626
    • El Cortez Motel - Colourpicture

    • 1954
    • Shown in 1954 is a rendering of the 20-unit El Cortez Hotel. Resting on the Roseville Freeway and Auburn Boulevard, the motor court sat across the street from the Sacramento Municipal Golf Course. It also offered steam heat, radios, and tiled...
    • BBSAC447
    • Palm Bordered Residence Street, Sacramento, California

    • 1935
    • Palm trees were planted in California as early as 1769 but varieties of the 130 species found outside of the tropics, including 11 native to North America, didn't appear in Sacramento for nearly a century. Construction of the State Capitol ...
    • BBSAC972
    • Magnolias from Sacramento, Calif.

    • 1900
    • This circa 1900 postcard provides a still life of magnolia blossoms and lemon slices. The magnolia, a plant native to the American South, can draw its California origins to the Gold Rush, having been transported west by southern born Argonauts. ...
    • BBSAC731
    • Capitol Park - Cassidy and Long

    • 1975
    • Shown in circa 1975 are Capitol Park and the eastern face of the dome of the California State Capitol building. The earliest mentions of the lands stretching east from the building being made into a grand park go back as far as 1870s, just after...
    • BBSAC298
    • Homes, Near Wm. Land Park, Sacramento, California - W.C. Spangler

    • 1947
    • Shown in circa 1947 are Mission Style homes in the 236-acre Land Park section of Sacramento. Developed in the 1930s, the original eight residential subdivisions of Land Park were College Tract, Spanish Town, Homeland, Maple Park, Carly Park, Land...
    • BBSAC415
    • Capital Park, Sacramento

    • 1900
    • As seen from the center of Capital Park, this circa 1900 postcard shows, to the left, the State Printing Office and its bindery wing, and, to the right, the State Agricultural Fair Building. The latter structure would be razed by 1908. Fifteenth...
    • BBSAC253
    • Rose Garden, Wm. Land Park, Sacramento, California

    • 1947
    • In 1947 one penny sent this enhanced image of William Land Park’s Rose Garden from Sacramento to Chicago with this message on the back: “beautiful here. We do not miss Brookfield one bit. Every day is like Sunday.” The printed description on...
    • BBSAC589

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