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    • Aerial View of Sacramento and it's Highways, Sacramento, CA

    • 2002
    • This circa 2002 aerial shot provides an ideal view of the Sacramento as a hub of intra and interstate freeways. Interstate 5, Interstate 80, California State Route 99, U.S. Route 50 are all prominenet, as are views of the American and Sacramento...
    • BBSAC054
    • Auburn Highway through Del Paso Park

    • 1937
    • Auburn Highway, later known as Auburn Boulevard, is shown on February 18, 1937 as a quiet, country road passing through the splendor of Del Paso Park. The park was officially opened in April 1911 with a picnic which included a barbecue, dance, and...
    • 1434
    • Elvas Freeway

    • 1945
    • Shown in 1945 is the Elvas Freeway, a North-South artery that crossed the American River and was designed to relieve pressure from Twelfth and Sixteenth Street viaducts. The freeway went through a 5.5 million dollar expansion in 1955. By 1962,...
    • 1438
    • North Sixteenth Street

    • 1942
    • This October 18, 1942, photograph shows a portion of the newly-constructed Sixteenth Street Viaduct, just to the north of the American River and Sixteenth Street Bridge. Built for a cost of 847,440 dollars, the continuous reinforced concrete...
    • 1440
    • Yolo Bypass Weir

    • 1934
    • Flood waters rush their way through the Yolo Bypass Weir in this January 4, 1934, photograph. Several automobiles can be seen above as well as a few spectators.
    • 1361a
    • Yolo Bypass Weir

    • 1934
    • This January 4, 1934, photograph shows the Yolo Bypass Weir in operation. Several automobiles are visibile along the roadway.
    • 1361b
    • Yolo Causeway

    • 1930
    • This circa 1930 photograph shows the two-lane Yolo Causeway. Opened in spring 1916 to a fete that lasted four days, and involving everything from beauty queens to sporting events (74, to be exact), to governors, the structure was created under the...
    • 1449
    • Yolo Causeway

    • 1930
    • This 1930 photograph shows the Yolo Causeway as it stands above high water. In the foreground, a man labors along in a rowboat. Several cars can also be seen on the causeway's roadway.
    • 1450
    • Nimbus Dam

    • 1955
    • Shown in circa 1955 is the Nimbus Dam, straddling Lake Natoma and the American River. The structure - resting seven miles downstream from Folsom Dam and some 14 miles upstream from Sacramento - was built at a cost of 7.1 million dollars and...
    • BBSAC770
    • Yolo Causeway

    • 1930
    • This circa 1930 photograph shows the Yolo Causeway. Several automobiles are making use of the roadway.
    • 1451
    • Yolo Causeway

    • 1940
    • This 1940 view of the Yolo Causeway, taken from Interstate 80, shows standing water to the left of the roadway. A billboard advertises Sacramento's Hotel Berry while another promotes Wonder Bread.
    • 1452
    • Yolo Causeway

    • 1930
    • This view of the Yolo Causeway was captured in 1930. Visible in the background is a railroad bridge.
    • 1453
    • Grand Oaks Shopping Center from Auburn Boulevard

    • 1960
    • This 1960 photograph provides a view of Citrus Heights' Grand Oaks Shopping Center from Auburn Boulevard. Visible are a Union 76 service station and the Fireside Lanes Bowling Alley. The boulevard was part of the famed Lincoln and Victory...
    • 1514c
    • Victoria Motor Lodge

    • 1936
    • This 1936 postcard shows the inviting Victoria Motor Lodge at 5716 Stockton Boulevard. The longest run of management at the lodge - 1953 to 1980 - came with widowed Italian immigrant Angelina Amoruso and her sons Peter and Vincent, both of whom...
    • BBSAC510
    • Welcome Grove Auto Court

    • 1944
    • Set along Business Route 40, in West Sacramento, is the Welcome Grove Auto Court. Opened in 1927, the motel featured a restaurant, bar, gas station and grocery store. Notable residents include the musical group the Turtles and Brian Hyland who...
    • BBSAC511
    • Pony Express Rider

    • 1980
    • Shown in this circa 1980 postcard are contrasting symbols of transportation, the Pony Express monument, at the intersection of Second and J streets, and a raised Interstate Five. It was decided by the State Highway Commission, in 1963, to run the...
    • BBSAC517
    • Aerial View of Old Sacramento, Sacramento, CA

    • 1996
    • The Old Sacramento District is a national historic landmark due to its rich place in California history. A quarter of a million immigrants came to the Sacramento area, withstanding the ravages of fire, flood and disease to build their lives. ...
    • BBSAC046
    • Approaching Sacramento, California

    • 1968
    • In 1961, the State Highway Commission announced its plans for the completion of Interstate 5, extending from Mexico to the Canadian border. The city council unanimously supported putting the freeway on the Sacramento side of the river, thus wiping...
    • BBSAC048
    • Nimbus Dam

    • 1955
    • In June 1955, seven F86D interceptors from Travis Air Force Base flew over Lake Natoma to salute the opening of Nimbus Dam. The goal of the Bureau of Reclamation, in constructing the dam, was twofold: bring hydroelectric power to a burgeoning...
    • BBSAC059


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