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    • The Sacramento Weekly and Alta California

    • December 4, 1909
    • 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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    • 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
    • View from the Northern Banks of Duck Lake at William Land Park

    • 1925
    • This 1925 photograph looks south, across Duck Lake and up toward the Charles Swanston Memorial statue and William Land Park’s Community Clubhouse. Upon Land’s death in December 1911, 250,000 dollars were bequeathed via the hotelier’s last will and...
    • 764
    • McClatchy Park and Joyland

    • 1929
    • Taken on May 18, 1929, this photograph shows a band procession at McClatchy Park, the previous home of the Joyland amusement park. Situated on Fifth Avenue, between Thirty-Third and Thirty-Seventh Streets, Joyland opened on June 6, 1913 to over...
    • 771
    • Horseback Riding at William Land Park

    • 1930
    • This circa 1930 photograph shows four women riding along a bridle trail near William Land Park. The trails were constructed with a late 1920s surge in the popularity of horseback riding in the area. In response, circuits were built by the city...
    • 765a
    • Duck Lake at William Land Park

    • 1926
    • Pictured in 1926 is a duck pond, later to be known as Duck Lake, located in the western-most part of the park, along Land Park Drive. By the time this photograph was taken, the park had two duck ponds and a model boat pond. In the winter of 1937,...
    • 766
    • Water Feature at William Land Park

    • 1926
    • In this 1926 photograph, one of William Land Park’s two duck ponds – originally part of primeval floodplain sloughs – rests amidst several recently planted trees. Between 1922 and 1927, more than 3,000 trees and 5,000 shrubs were planted in the...
    • 769
    • 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
    • Southside Park

    • 1920
    • This circa 1920 view of the pond at Southside Park comes from the southwest. Planning for the park at Seventh and V Streets, was started in the spring of 1906 when the city passed an ordinance to purchase lands and establish a recreational area...
    • 816
    • Southside Park

    • 1929
    • Southside Park's lake is pictured here in the late 1920s. While clearly beautiful, the mission of Southside Park's developers was to create a sanctuary for children, where play and recreation would be given the strongest attention. Even as early...
    • 817
    • William Land Park Community Clubhouse

    • 1930
    • The William Land Park Community Clubhouse is visible in this circa 1930 photograph. It was built with the remains of ranch buildings, including a hop kiln, on the Swanston-McDevitt tract at the time of the city’s purchase. In addition, an 8,000...
    • 868
    • William Land Park

    • 1955
    • Taken in 1955, this photograph captures one of William Land Park's lakes, as well as some of the meticulous landscaping so common within the park. The park is located off of Land Park Drive and Eleventh Avenue.
    • 1764
    • Aerial View of William Land Park

    • 1925
    • This rare aerial view of William Land Park was taken in circa 1925. Freeport Boulevard runs diagonally, north-south, on the left side of the photograph. To the left of that are administrative and academic buildings of the newly-founded Sacramento...
    • 2256
    • Tower Theater and Cardinal Field

    • 1942
    • This 1942 aerial photograph captures Sacramento’s Broadway District between Land Park Drive and the Sacramento River. At the bottom of the photograph is the newly-completed Tower Theater at 2504 Land Park Drive. Above it is a Cardinal Grocery at...
    • 2295
    • Interior Scene of Oak Park

    • 1910
    • Shown in 1910 is this unique view of the Oak Park entry arch and street car terminus, a seen from the interior of the Oak Park Amusement Park, located at Fifth Avenue and Thirty-Fifth Street. Its arcade of trees, relative seclusion, and growing...
    • BBSAC576
    • 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
    • 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
    • Rose Garden at William Land Park

    • 1942
    • This 1942 photograph shows the William Land Park rose garden, located in the southwestern section of the park, near the zoo. At the time of the photograph, it contained over 90 different varieties of roses. The pool, visible in the distant center...
    • 768

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