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    • Sacramento Proper

    • 09/15/1912 (?)
    • An account in “Sacramento County California” printed in 1911 describes Sacramento as a city being “Pushed forward by the tremendous pressure of the richest farming area in the world.” It goes on to describe the capital city as having three...
    • BBSAC025
    • Sacramento and Yolo Bridge

    • 1858
    • This picture of the Sacramento and Yolo Bridge was taken just days before its completion in June 1858. It was built by the Sacramento and Yolo Bridge Company and owned by native-Kentuckian G.P. Gillis and native-Alabaman Elam Covington. Although...
    • 907
    • Floods; J Street near Front Street

    • 1861
    • This photograph, looking east, of a deluged J Street near Fourth Street captures the scale of the flood of December 1861. In the foreground is a sign for dentist W.H. Thomas, and the dry goods store of Patrick O'Connell and Jonathon Ryan. Just...
    • 883b
    • C. P. Huntington Locomotive

    • 1864
    • Named after Collis P. Huntington was the "C.P. Huntington" locomotive, here pictured. This photograph is labeled as follows: "Southern Pacific R.R. of California No. 1. - Original Central Pacific No. 3 - Cylinders 11 x15 - Dia. Of Drivers 54" -...
    • 848
    • Dry Creek Bridge

    • 1865
    • This photograph taken circa 1865 of the Dry Creek Bridge, located 17 miles east of Sacramento, shows a Central Pacific Railroad train.
    • 1185
    • Central Pacific Railroad Locomotive “A.A. Sargent”

    • 1865
    • Taken in 1865, this photograph shows the Central Pacific Railroad locomotive “A. A. Sargent,” also known as number seven, at the foot of J Street, facing east from Front Street. The locomotive’s namesake, Aaron Augustus Sargent, served as...
    • 2475
    • Thomas Calley Perkins

    • 1865
    • Thomas Calley Perkins, namesake of Perkins Station, appears in this 1865 photograph. A native of Marblehead, Massachusetts, it has been written that he walked to California in 1850. In the same year, he settled in Brighton, which had been located...
    • 1030
    • J Street, between Second and Third

    • 1865
    • This 1865 photograph offers a view down J Street, showing, to the right, both the Metropolitan Baths and B.F. Hastings and Company. Hastings was a long standing bank in Sacramento and held distinction as the western terminus of the Pony Express...
    • 894
    • Central Pacific Railroad Roundhouse

    • 1868
    • Pictured in 1874, and viewed from the south, is the Central Pacific Railroad’s Sacramento roundhouse, located at the Central Pacific Shops. The structure was built and put into service in 1868 by Central Pacific. The 29-stall building was,...
    • 859
    • California State Capitol Under Construction

    • 1868
    • This rare 1868 photograph was taken from the unfinished dome of the California State Capitol building. Running side-to-side in the foreground is Tenth Street intersecting with L Street to the right. Also, in the far distance, and to the...
    • 203
    • Women Playing Croquet

    • 1869
    • Captured in circa 1869 is a group of young Sacramento women playing croquet. As early as 1867, advertisements could be found in local papers promoting the "Beautiful and Fascinating Game of Field Croquet." The photograph is labeled "Behrman's...
    • 1157
    • Circus Poster

    • 1869
    • This detailed poster advertises a circus performance by Dan Castello’s Overland Circus and Menagerie, slated to take place at the California State Fair on September 9 and 10, 1869. The circus actually ran for six full days, from September 6 to...
    • 2313
    • Central Pacific Bridge over the American River

    • 1870
    • Photograph, taken circa 1870, of the Central Pacific Railroad Bridge, the first railroad bridge (a wooden truss bridge) over the American River at Sacramento, near the present site of Cal Expo. An early locomotive is shown on the right.
    • 196
    • John Frink Richardson

    • 1873
    • This photograph of prominent Sacramento dairyman John Frink Richardson was taken in circa 1873. Richardson arrived in Sacramento on September 1, 1850, from Wyoming County, New York. He died in January of 1906 and is buried in the City Cemetery.
    • 1000
    • Mrs. Elizabeth Richardson

    • 1873
    • Mrs. Elizabeth Richardson, pictured here circa 1873, was the wife of dairyman John Frink Richardson. Born in England in October 1817; she came to the United States in 1841 and settled in Sacramento in 1849. Upon arriving in the young city, she...
    • 1001
    • Dr. Gregory W. Phelan

    • 1880
    • Pictured in 1880 is Sacramento physician, Dr. Gregory W. Phelan. Born in New York State in 1822, Phelan came to Sacramento in 1849 as part of the Gold Rush. He soon thereafter started a medical practice which would operate until 1870. Outside of...
    • 998
    • Sutter's Fort, Sacramento, Cal., Before Restoration

    • 1885
    • Shown in circa 1885 is Sutter Fort's multi-purpose central building, just before restoration in 1890. Prior to rehabilitation, the central building was the only portion of the original fort left and was viewed to be the first vestige of the fort...
    • BBSAC835

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