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    • National Guard Armory

    • 1928
    • This circa 1925 photograph shows a group of uniformed soldiers in front of the Armory of the National Guard of California, located at Twelfth and W streets. Built in 1914 by the Ransome Company and various sub-contractors, the structure's first...
    • 1653
    • Hiram P. Albert Photograph Album

    • 1918-1948
    • This photographic album is from the Betty Jane Powell family papers (MC 25). Created, arranged, and annotated by Powell’s uncle, Hiram Paul Albert, it provides a panoramic window into both the life of Albert and the transformation of Sacramento...
    • MC 25 Box 2/5
    • At Your Service

    • 1943
    • This circa 1943 program presents "At Your Service," a McClellan Field-based troupe of 24 soldiers who acted, sang and entertained base denizens from late 1942 until the end of the Second World War.
    • EC-GOV-b07f02i04
    • Mather Field, Sacramento, California, Airstrip and Planes

    • 1942
    • Pictured in 1942 is Mather Field's flightline, filled with several North American T-6 Texan trainers. Mather received its first delivery of Texans from North American's Inglewood, California, plant in October 1941. Established as a flight school...
    • BBSAC755
    • 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
    • McClellan Field, Sacramento, California

    • 1948
    • This circa 1948 postcard shows Gate One at McClellan Field. Just 12 years earlier, on May 7, 1936 - and after a visit from General H. "Hap" Arnold - it was decided that a 7 million dollar repair and supply depot would be established. When it was...
    • BBSAC750
    • T-6 Trainers at Mather Field

    • 1943
    • A series of North American T-6 Texan trainers sit on the flight line at Mather Field, Sacramento, in circa 1943.
    • BBSAC933
    • Mather Aviation School

    • 1919
    • This 1919 photograph provides a view of Mather Field where civilians mill about De Havilland Airco DH-4 bay bombers of the Ninety-First Aero Squadron, nicknamed the "Demon Chasers." By early 1920, the squadron had been transferred and Mather on...
    • PH-2014-10.1
    • Knox Lumber Yard

    • 1934
    • Taken in 1934, this aerial photograph captures the W.F. Knox lumber yard, located to the west of Mather Field in eastern Sacramento County. Knox was one of eleven yards found throughout the County, employing - in the early 1930s - some 350 workers...
    • 698
    • Headquarters, McClellan Field, California

    • 1943
    • McClellan Field was officially known as the Sacramento Air Depot after the land was dedicated in September of 1936 and was known by that name until December 1, 1939. Construction began on the main building pictured here in 1937 and the area...
    • BBSAC950
    • USAF Bombardment School

    • 1950
    • This circa 1950 matchbook represents Mather Field's aerial observer and bombardment school program.
    • EC-GOV-b07f02i06
    • Mather Field, California - Chapel, Interior and Exterior View

    • 1941
    • This 1941 photograph shows both the interior and exterior of the 400-seat chapel at Mather Field. Built the same year that this photograph was taken, the structure had a portable altar, pulpit and lectern, so as to accomodate Mather's various...
    • BBSAC747
    • 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
    • Range Search Plane, McClellan Air Force Base

    • 1985
    • This circa 1985 postcard shows a United States Coast Guard Lockheed C-130 Hercules operating out of McClellan Air Force Base. Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento was established at McClellan in September 1978, intended to be an outgrowth of Air...
    • BBSAC757
    • Mather AFB Bird Watcher's Guide

    • 1968
    • This circa 1968 pamphlet provides a humorous interpretation of the types of drivers to watch out for at Mather Air Force Base. It was put together by the Mather Ground Safety Council, which was in charge of driver education and safety at the base.
    • EC-GOV-b07f02i12
    • Sacramento Signal Depot

    • 1956
    • This 1956 item provides information on the Sacramento Signal Depot (known as the Sacramento Army Depot) as well as a group photograph of area Boy Scouts. The Depot was a support center covering some 485 acres, and was in operation from 1945 to 1995.
    • EC-GOV-b07f02i10
    • Chapel, McClellan Field, California

    • 1940
    • This circa 1940 postcard shows the chapel at McClellan Field. Built in 1939, it was designed to accomodate a variance of Christian denominations.
    • BBSAC752
    • Bamboo Room Swimming Lanai

    • 1955
    • This circa 1955 matchbook promotes the Bamboo Room at Mather Air Force Base's Officers' Club. Opening in 1952 as part of the nation's tiki bar craze, its run ended in 1964.
    • EC-GOV-b07f02i07
    • Machine Shops, McClellan Field, California

    • 1943
    • Shown in circa 1943 are the harried wartime efforts of those working within McClellan's Machine Shops. At this time, McClellan climaxed its employment with nearly 22,000 military and civilian personnel who worked on everything from C-47 Skytrain...
    • BBSAC753


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