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    • First Bridge Across the Sacramento River

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    • This is a view of the first bridge constructed across the Sacramento River (in 1857) near the site of the present I Street bridge. The tower at the extreme right of the picture is believed to be the center of the swing span, which rotated to permit...
    • 904
    • Fire on the Sacramento River between I and M Street Bridges

    • 1932
    • This August 28, 1932, photograph shows the fire-engulfed wood and iron remains of River Lines boats, moored along the west banks of the Sacramento River. Priming the conflagration were powerful winds, dry conditions which had lasted for weeks, and...
    • 903d
    • Fire on the Sacramento River between I and M Street Bridges

    • 1932
    • Flames work their way through ships moored along the Sacramento River’s western shore in this August 28, 1932, photograph. Of the eight stern wheelers, two barges and two tugboats destroyed, less than half were covered by insurance. The...
    • 903f
    • Fire on the Sacramento River between I and M Street Bridges

    • 1932
    • One of several riverboats lists afire in this August 28, 1932, photograph. The fire started at 12:45 a.m. on the west bank of the Sacramento River. During the incident, riverside flora caught fire priming flames to make their way toward the I...
    • 903b
    • Fire on the Sacramento River between I and M Street Bridges

    • 1932
    • This August 28, 1932, photograph shows part of a fire that devastated portions of the River Lines docks and facilities which, in total, was estimated to claim over 500,000 dollars in damages. The fire also claimed a River Lines fleet of eight...
    • 903e
    • Fire on the Sacramento River between I and M Street Bridges

    • 1932
    • Shown on August 28, 1932, is a fire that claimed River Lines company’s freighters Sacramento, Valetta, San Joaquin No. 2, San Joaquin No. 4, San Jose, Flora, Jacinto and Colusa, and barges Maryland and Alabama. An additional victim in the fire...
    • 903c
    • Sacramento River as Viewed from I Street Bridge

    • 1930
    • This circa 1930 photograph captures a cresting Sacramento River, as seen from the I Street Bridge, looking north. To the right of the frame is the smoke-belching Pacific Gas and Electric power station. To the left of it, is the city filtration...
    • 1192
    • Fire on the Sacramento River between I and M Street Bridges

    • 1932
    • Shown on August 28, 1932, is one of the several boats that were lost to fire along the River Lines docks. The fire of unknown origins was said to have started on 500-ton freighter, Valetta, which, with other craft, was moored just south of the I...
    • 903a
    • Sacramento River and Bridges, Sacramento, California

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    • This colorful rendition of the Sacramento River and bridges is an example of the linen-like postcards popular from about 1930 through World War II. Metrocraft Company of Everett, Massachusetts produced this embellished view which was then...
    • BBSAC681
    • Sacramento River Scene

    • 1946
    • This 1946 photograph shows rice processing facilities along the west bank of the Sacramento River, just off of River Road. The large structure to the right of the water tower are the rice mill and warehouse of the Rice Growers Association of...
    • 959
    • Boating on the Sacramento River

    • 1940
    • This 1940 photograph captures sailboats and motorboats making their way upstream along the Sacramento River. To the left of the photograph are grain barges while, on the right side, are grain storage facilities on the Yolo County side of the river.
    • 1197
    • Sacramento River Waterfronts

    • 1904
    • This circa 1904 photograph reveals a cluttered Sacramento River waterfront. Taken from the I Street Bridge, the view stretches from roughly J Street to just beyond the Sacramento and Yolo Bridge at M Street. A series of riverboats are docked to...
    • 552
    • Sacramento River Flood Control

    • 1937
    • Taken on January 29, 1937, this photograph reveals efforts to bolster a levee along the Sacramento River near Sacramento.
    • 1977

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