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    • Folsom State Prison’s Original Officers and Guards Building

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    • This circa 1900 photograph shows the Folsom State Prison’s original Officers and Guards Building. Tucked into the southeast corner of Folsom, the structure was built in 1895, as indicated by the date stone, which reads “MDCCCXCV.” Two...
    • 2210b
    • Folsom State Prison Old Administrative Building and Cellblock

    • 1900
    • As seen from the northeast in circa 1900 is Gothic-style Folsom State Prison. As early as 1878, it was the State’s intent to make Folsom a branch prison of San Quentin. In accord, it received its first 44 inmates from San Quentin in July 1880. ...
    • 2212b
    • East Gate and Warden’s Mansion at Folsom State Prison

    • 1920
    • This circa 1920 photograph shows the Warden’s Mansion, resting next to the Folsom’s East Gate. Completed in 1915, the structure eventually became home to prison personnel and business services offices. Standing in front of the East Gate is a...
    • 2210c
    • Rainbow Bridge at Folsom

    • 1930
    • This photograph shows Folsom's Rainbow Bridge as it stood in circa 1930. The arch-style bridge was built in 1917/18. An old truss bridge shown in the background was taken down and then erected over the Klamath River at Walker, on a Forest Service...
    • 113
    • Rainbow Bridge on American River

    • 1997
    • In this January 1997 photograph, waters of a flooded American River tear below Folsom's Rainbow Bridge. At the time of the flood, only seven percent of Sacramento properties absorbing damage held flood insurance. Overall, and at the time of the...
    • 1658b
    • Rainbow Bridge on American River

    • 1997
    • Torrents of water make their way down the American River near Folsom's 80-year-old Rainbow Bridge in January 1997. Spanning a week-and-a-half from New Year's Day, storms and resulting rains were responsible for the destruction of over 2,676 homes...
    • 1658c
    • Rainbow Bridge on American River

    • 1997
    • This photograph from January 1997 shows a swelled American River rushing below Folsom's Rainbow Bridge. Despite protection from of one of the most elaborate flood control systems in the world, the El Nino-attributed New Year's storms forced water...
    • 1658d
    • Folsom State Prison Convicts

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    • A line of Folsom Prison inmates make their way toward the lower yard rock quarry in this circa 1910 photograph. Prisoners who worked the quarries toiled daily for seven-and-a-half hours and without a lunch. Starting in 1884, the prison resolved...
    • 2208a
    • Folsom State Prison Exercise Yard

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    • This circa 1900 photograph reveals Folsom’s exercise yard. Inmates are involved in some type of physical activity. The earliest proponent of recreation at Folsom was Warden Charles Aull. Starting in 1894, he organized baseball teams with games...
    • 2208c
    • American River near Folsom

    • 1997
    • Two pine trees and an ancient retaining wall are the backdrop for flooding along the American River, near Folsom in January 1997. The highest volume of water to fill the American equaled 115 cubic feet per second a figure which was considered safe...
    • 1655a
    • Folsom Water Power Company Power Canal

    • 1895
    • The Folsom Water Power Company’s power canal runs toward the powerhouse of the Folsom State Prison in this circa 1895 photograph. The canal – built with granite harvested by Folsom prisoners – ran eight feet deep, was 40 feet wide on the...
    • 2213b
    • Rainbow Bridge on American River

    • 1997
    • The Rainbow Bridge is the scene of a flooded American River near Folsom in January 1997. The American River's Nimbus and Folsom dams were able control much of the water volume and pressure moving toward the levees along the lower river, thus...
    • 1658a
    • American River near Folsom

    • 1997
    • Rapids fill the flooded American River near Folsom in this January 1997 photograph. The Folsom Dam's ability to control the amount of release from Folsom Lake was crucial in minimizing the volume of water running downstream toward Sacramento. ...
    • 1655e
    • The Review, June 1918

    • 1918-06-01
    • 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...
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    • Cordova Lodge

    • 1960
    • This circa 1960 photograph shows a typical room at George E. Johnson's Cordova Lodge at 10701 Folsom Boulevard. Rooms came with single, double or twin double beds and were furnished with both television sets and full air conditioning. Located on...
    • BBSAC446
    • Sacramento State Capitol - Tom Myers

    • 1990
    • "California State Capitol, Sacramento" reads the printed description of this circa 1990 vertical view of the California State Capitol building at night with windows and the dome illuminated. The first lighting of the Capitol building came...
    • BBSAC303
    • The Review, June 1907

    • 1907-06-01
    • 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...
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    • Rainbow Bridge, Folsom, California

    • 1980
    • Folsom California’s iconic Rainbow Bridge was described in this circa 1980 “Colourpicture” postcard as “the first and only bridge to survive the early day floods and rampaging American River.” Currently a former bridge has been brought...
    • BBSAC937
    • The Sacramento Weekly and Alta California

    • Februay 26, 1910
    • 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...
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