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    • Sacrafornian, 1927

    • 1927-01-01
    • Founded in 1876 by the Brothers of the Christian Schools at the southwest corner of Twelfth and K Streets, Christian Brothers School has held subsequent locations at Twenty-First and Broadway, and 4315 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. After a...
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    • Three-Dimensional Map of Folsom Lake Area

    • 1952
    • Taken on May 10, 1952, this photograph shows a three-dimensional rendition of the Folsom Lake area. The project was completed by inmates at the Folsom State Prison on behalf of the Folsom Chamber of Commerce. In addition to Folsom Lake, prominent...
    • 1363
    • Field Meet and Cake Walk - July 4, 1924

    • 1924
    • A line of African American men and women with an audience in the background.The suited men wear top hats. The women wear light colored dresses and carry parasols.
    • 2214a
    • Folsom Field Day at Folsom State Prison

    • 1924
    • This July 4, 1924 photograph shows two African American couples at Field Day festivities, held every Independence Day at Folsom Prison. The tradition was instituted by Warden Charles Aull, and included live entertainment, baseball games and a...
    • 2214b
    • Folsom State Prison 1893 Jailbreak Participants

    • 1893
    • This circa 1900 photograph displays seven of eight participants in a June 27, 1893, jailbreak at Folsom State Prison in Folsom, California. The eighth player was ex-Folsom convict Bill Fredericks who vowed to break several of his prison mates...
    • 2204
    • East Gate at Folsom State Prison

    • 1920
    • Pictured in circa 1920 is the east gate and sally port of Folsom State Prison. Built between 1907 and 1910, a uniformed guard is closing the gate.
    • 2205
    • Folsom State Prison Guard and Gatling Gun

    • 1900
    • This circa 1900 photograph shows a guard posing with a Gatling gun, a major deterrent to riot and escape. The weapon was usually placed in a wooden tower to the west of the prison, just off the banks of the American River. The pictured model is...
    • 2206
    • Guards in Folsom State Prison Mess Hall

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    • This 1894 photograph shows the mess hall at Folsom State Prison. Three guards stand at the ready, armed with lead-tipped canes. No firearms were allowed inside the cellblock. Most of the prison’s guards were hired locally. The primary criteria...
    • 2207b
    • Folsom State Prison Convicts

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    • A line of Folsom Prison inmates make their way toward the lower yard rock quarry in this circa 1910 photograph. Prisoners who worked the quarries toiled daily for seven-and-a-half hours and without a lunch. Starting in 1884, the prison resolved...
    • 2208a
    • Folsom State Prison Quarry Work

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    • This circa 1900 photograph shows several inmates at work in one of Folsom Prison’s lower yard quarry. A derrick is at the ready for lifting extracted rock. To the lower-right of the photograph is a portion the prison’s electric-powered rock...
    • 2208b
    • Folsom State Prison Exercise Yard

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    • This circa 1900 photograph reveals Folsom’s exercise yard. Inmates are involved in some type of physical activity. The earliest proponent of recreation at Folsom was Warden Charles Aull. Starting in 1894, he organized baseball teams with games...
    • 2208c
    • Band Practice at Folsom State Prison

    • 1900
    • Taken in circa 1900, this photograph reveals the prison yard at Folsom Prison, as viewed from the east. Arranged in a circle, the prison’s band conducts a practice session while inmates and prison staff observe. Years later, a ten-piece orchestra...
    • 2208d
    • West Gate of Folsom State Prison

    • 1900
    • This circa 1900 photograph shows the inner portion of the Folsom Prison’s West Gate. Just beyond the gate is the administrative building, with the Warden’s residence on the top floor. Left of the frame is the prison’s original cellblock. ...
    • 2210a
    • Folsom State Prison’s Original Officers and Guards Building

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    • This circa 1900 photograph shows the Folsom State Prison’s original Officers and Guards Building. Tucked into the southeast corner of Folsom, the structure was built in 1895, as indicated by the date stone, which reads “MDCCCXCV.” Two guards...
    • 2210b
    • East Gate and Warden’s Mansion at Folsom State Prison

    • 1920
    • This circa 1920 photograph shows the Warden’s Mansion, resting next to the Folsom’s East Gate. Completed in 1915, the structure eventually became home to prison personnel and business services offices. Standing in front of the East Gate is a...
    • 2210c
    • Folsom State Prison from China Hill

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    • From the vantage point of China Hill, this circa 1900 photograph shows the western portion of Folsom Prison. In the foreground is a tiered vegetable garden, a portion of the 15-acres allotted for such. Also visible to the left are the prison...
    • 2211b
    • Folsom State Prison Original Administrative Building

    • 1905
    • Pictured in circa 1905 is the Folsom Prison’s ivy-shrouded administrative building, completed in 1881. Up until 1914, the Warden’s residence was located on the top floor of the building. It was moved to just beyond the East Gate that same year. ...
    • 2211c
    • Folsom State Prison Orchard, Watch Towers and Power House

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    • In the foreground of this circa 1900 photograph is an orchard, a portion of the Folsom Prison’s allotment of 20-acres for fruit production. Beyond the orchard and to the left of the frame is the prison’s Gatling gun tower. The structure beyond...
    • 2211d
    • Folsom State Prison Old Administrative Building and Cellblock

    • 1900
    • As seen from the northeast in circa 1900 is Gothic-style Folsom State Prison. As early as 1878, it was the State’s intent to make Folsom a branch prison of San Quentin. In accord, it received its first 44 inmates from San Quentin in July 1880. ...
    • 2212b

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