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    • Edgar Simpson in Chariot

    • 1922
    • This May 1927 photograph captures Edgar Simpson, an Elk Grove-area rancher, readying to participate in the Sacramento ’49 Roundup, a rodeo-style event that sought to revive some of the legendary horsemanship of the mid-nineteenth century American...
    • 2420
    • Chariots Racing by State Fair Grandstand

    • 1927
    • Three chariots blaze their way past the California State Fair grandstand in this May 1927 photograph. Each pulled by four horses, the chariots are pushing their way south along the west stretch of the track. The race was part of the...
    • 2421
    • Edgar Simpson Wins Chariot Race

    • 1927
    • In this May 1927 photograph, Sacramento area rancher Edgar Simpson, left, edges out another rider in a chariot race at the California State Fairgrounds’ racetrack. Spectators sit on the eastern edge of the track. The chariots were part of the...
    • 2422
    • California State Fair Aerial View

    • 1930
    • This aerial photograph of the California State Fair grounds at 2751 Stockton Boulevard was taken in the 1930s. In the upper-left corner is the Horse Show Arena. Below that, and to the left of the Racetrack, are the Dairy and Beef Cattle...
    • 642a
    • California State Fair Aerial View

    • 1930
    • This aerial view from the 1930s shows the layout of the California State Fair as it stood on 2751 Stockton Boulevard. The domed structure is the Agricultural Building, later to be called the Counties Building while the tower marks the location of...
    • 642b
    • California State Fair

    • 1930
    • This ethereal shot was taken at dusk from the racetrack at the California State Fair, circa 1930. The Fair was located on 2751 Stockton Boulevard until it moved to Cal Expo in 1967. The iconic and domed Agricultural and Counties Building rests on...
    • 643
    • California State Fair, Livestock Judging

    • 1930
    • The western leg of racetrack at the California State Fair is also a place of judgment as participants parade their livestock in this 1930s photograph. A team of horses in the center of the photograph is pulling a wagon labeled Meadow View Stock...
    • 645
    • Cal Expo - Grant Duggins

    • 1948
    • This circa 1948 postcard provides an aerial view of the California State Fairgrounds at Broadway and Stockton Boulevard. In the upper section of the postcard is the racetrack. Within it, is a lake that was added in 1947. By 1950, it was enlarged...
    • BBSAC339

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