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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
    • 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

    • 1940
    • Shown in circa 1940 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
    • Sacramento, Cal. - Tom Myers

    • 1996
    • This circa 1996 postcard shows the facade of the California State Capitol building, as seen from the fountain between the Capitol Extension buildings, just to the west of the Capitol. The portico is accented with seven granite archways and eight...
    • BBSAC306
    • Sutter's Fort Flowers

    • 1937
    • The nothwestern grounds of Sutter's Fort are captured in this April 1937 photograph. Along the western wall and written in well-trimmed planted beds are the words "Sutter Fort." Sutter's Fort is located at Twenty-Seventh and L Streets.
    • 1329
    • 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
    • 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
    • Greetings from Sacramento, Cal. - with Dove

    • 1915
    • This circa 1915 postcard shows a dove in release from a disembodied hand. Surrounding the image are floral accents and the message: "Greetings from Sacramento, Cal."
    • BBSAC733
    • Los Robles Moto Lodge - Colourpicture

    • August 1951
    • This "Shini color" postcard of the Los Robles Motor Lodge, across from the Sacramento Municipal Golf Course, shows an idyllic courtyard of ceramic-roofed cottages and advertises "45 fully modern, carpeted units, with central heating and...
    • BBSAC464
    • Headquarters Parkway, McClellan Field, Calif.

    • 1942
    • Shown in 1942 is the kempt McClellan Mall at McClellan Field. The large and distant structure is the base's Headquarters Building One. The scene is captured from the VIP Gate, or Gate Two, on Watt Avenue. Opening in Fall 1939, and prior to...
    • BBSAC748
    • Mather Field, California - Building with Flag Pole

    • 1942
    • Mather Field's headquarters building is shown in this 1942 photograph. After its closure in 1919, Mather was rehabilitated as a military installation in 1941. The four million dollar revitalization involved the employment of 1,700 workers and the...
    • BBSAC749
    • Hotel Sacramento - Color, Sacramento, California

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    • This view of the Hotel Sacramento from across the street circa 1920s features automobiles, pedestrians and streetcars, very similar to postcard BBSAC476, but a decade later. The California State Capitol Building on the right appears in full color...
    • BBSAC477
    • 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
    • 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
    • San Carlos Court - Plastichrome by Colourpicture

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    • "An air-conditioned motor hotel of distinction...opposite main gate of State Fair Grounds..." is part of the promotion printed on the back of this postcard touting the San Carlos Court Motor Hotel at 2830 Stockton Boulevard. One and one-half blocks...
    • BBSAC488
    • Spring at Charles C. Jensen Gardens, Carmichael, California

    • 1980
    • This circa 1980 postcard shows a prtion of the Charles C. Jensen Botanical Gardens, located at 8520 Fair Oaks Boulevard, Carmichael, California. The garden was founded in 1958, then becoming part of the Carmichael Recreation and Park District in...
    • BBSAC801
    • Sacramento, The Heart of California

    • 1960
    • This circa 1960 postcard invokes a traditional Capital City marketing pitch, going back to the 1920s: "Sacramento, the Heart of California." In addition to a large camellia, shown are the Governor's Mansion, the Library and Courts Building, K...
    • BBSAC806

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