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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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Miniature Railway at Oak Park, Sacramento, Cal.

    • 1910
    • Children take in the novelty of riding on the Oak Park Amusement Park's miniature train, in this circa 1910 postcard. The park opened in 1889, the transport to which was provided, in many cases, by six closed streetcars, operating between downtown...
    • BBSAC767
    • 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
    • William Land Park Garden

    • 1955
    • This 1955 photograph reveals one of the many gardens in William Land Park. The Park is located off of Land Park Drive and Eleventh Avenue.
    • 1765
    • 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
    • Bridle Trail at William Land Park with Residences in Background

    • 1930
    • Four women ride horses, two abreast, at William Land Park in this circa 1930 photograph. In the background and to the north are several residences; the brick structure in the middle of the photograph is 1901 Thirteenth Avenue while the Tudor-style...
    • 765b
    • Themis

    • March 24, 1889
    • Founded and edited by a talented team of newspapermen, educators, lawyers with political savvy and clout, Themis was envisioned as a completely independent journal offering counsel and providing access to justice and law. A literary journal with...
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    • Capitol Grounds, Sacramento, Cal.

    • 1907
    • The grounds of Capitol Park over a century ago are captured in this verdant image featuring lush lawns and a wide variety of trees, plants and shrubs. A broad walkway cuts through the park while the Capitol Building, usually a dominant part of any...
    • BBSAC232

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