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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
    • Sacramento River Levee Road

    • 1950
    • This circa 1950 aerial photograph shows a levee road built along the Sacramento River's bank. Also visible are long stretches of prime Sacramento Delta farm land.
    • 1635
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Sacramento - Which Way Now?

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    • According to a report prepared for the Sacramento City Council by the State Division of Highways, the four-year period 1967-1968 through 1970-1971 expenditure for Sacramento County state highways would total approximately $140 million. About...
    • BBSAC047
    • 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
    • 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
    • Yolo Causeway

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

    • 1925
    • This photograph captures a tree-lined Greenback Lane near Orangevale, in circa 1925. In 1964, the artery was widened to 4 lanes, at the cost of several of the palms alligning the left side of the frame. A single vehicle is parked at the right...
    • 1454
    • 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

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