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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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    • Folsom Prison Cellblock

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    • View down a cellblock with all cell doors open. There is a barrel under a pipe to the right. Three suited gentlemen, guards, all holding their lead-tipped canes, stand underneath the catwalk to the upper blocks of cells. See #2207, the same 3 men...
    • 2209
    • 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
    • Mule Creek Bookmark

    • 2000
    • This circa 2000 bookmark was created as a promotional item for the Mule Creek State Prison Library. Its design was conceived of by the facility's Senior Librarian Leon "Robin" Robinson. Robinson, a native of Louisiana, served in that capacity from...
    • EC-GOV-b06f06i01
    • 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
    • Watermelon in Folsom State Prison Mess Hall

    • 1892
    • Pictured in 1892 is the Folsom State Prison mess hall. Watermelons, stuck with spoons, await inmates. A guard stands near a back door and a smattering of prisoners sit around the room. Due to a 450-acre section of well-irrigated, arable land...
    • 2207a
    • 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
    • South Side of Sutter's Fort

    • 1930
    • Taken in circa 1930, this phorograph shows a unique view of the southern wall at Sutter's Fort. In the distance is the fort's jailhouse. The fort is located at 2701 L Street.
    • 1212
    • 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

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