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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

    • 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
    • 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 the...
    • BBSAC589
    • Beautiful Rose Garden, William Land Park, Sacramento, California

    • 1930
    • “Roses of every variety are found in the Rose Garden in William Land Park in a magnificent setting unsurpassed in beauty” reads the printed description on the back of this card, published circa 1930 and mailed from Denver to San Mateo in December...
    • BBSAC590
    • William Land Park, Sacramento, California

    • 1940
    • “The beautiful formal flower gardens in this city park are an outstanding attraction to all visitors to the ‘City of Trees and Flowers’” reads the description printed on the back of this postcard. By 1934 almost 6,000 plants and shrubs had been...
    • BBSAC591
    • Beautiful California Garden, William Land Park, Sacramento

    • 1930
    • The floral gardens at William Land Park were the recipients of loving care from dedicated park employees and volunteers who delivered the daily care often required. City Parks and Recreation employees included foremen for crews devoted to...
    • BBSAC592
    • Scene in McKinley Park

    • Originally “East Park” lay just beyond the Sacramento city limit and became the first “destination” area for the newly-formed Sacramento Street Railroad Company when the tracks reached 31st and H Streets in July of 1871. The verdant acreage was...
    • BBSAC561
    • 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
    • Homes Near William Land Park, Sacramento, California

    • 1947
    • This circa 1947 postcard shows Mission Style homes in the Land Park neighborhood of Sacramento. Between 1924 and 1931, nearly 1,000 homes were built in the Land Park, valued at a combined 5,000,000 dollars. Prior to development, the land that...
    • BBSAC595
    • Sacramento's Memorial Auditorium - E.F. Clements

    • 1940
    • This circa 1940 postcard shows the Memorial Auditorium, located on the northeast corner of Fifteenth and J streets. Built in 1925/27, the structure's foundation -- measuring an area of 216 feet by 262 feet -- required the driving of some 1,100...
    • BBSAC141
    • A Banana Tree in California Garden

    • 1900
    • A banana plant grows in Sacramento in this circa 1900 postcard. What had been a mere curiosity to Americans for decades had, by the late nineteenth-century, become a staple as, in 1889, an estimated 1.2 billion bananas had been eaten by American...
    • BBSAC599
    • Scenic Beauty in McKinley Park - W.C. Spangler New Agency

    • What was once referred to as “Burn’s Slough” just beyond the Sacramento city limits became “East Park” after the Sacramento Street Railroad Company bought the property east of 30th Street in 1870 and fashioned it as an amusement area locals could...
    • BBSAC562
    • Sacramento Garden Center at McKinley Park

    • 1975
    • This circa 1975 postcard shows a portion of the rose gardens at McKinley Park, located at corner of H and Alhambra streets. The garden's genesis came in 1906 when Mrs. J. Henry Miller suggested the establishment of flower beds. The effort was...
    • BBSAC563
    • Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, California - W.C. Spangler

    • 1930
    • The floral splendor of the grounds of the Memorial Auditorium, located at Sixteenth and J streets, is captured in this circa 1930 postcard. Built in 1926 as a memorial to those Americans who died in defense of the nation, inscribed on the...
    • BBSAC149
    • 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.
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