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    • Golden Melody Parade of '49

    • 1949
    • This 1949 program highlights events accompanying the Golden Melody Parade, which enjoyed a two year run - 1948 and 1949 - at the California State Fair. Held before the event's grandstand, it involved 32 male singers, and 25 women, serving as...
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    • Echoes from S. J. A., 1927

    • 1927-01-01
    • The arrival of the Sisters of Mercy from San Francisco in 1857 began a tradition of education that served Sacramento for over a century. Commercial and traditional subjects along with lessons in musical instruments were the courses taught at St....
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    • Sacramento, Cal. Sacramento River Scene

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    • This placid scene of the Sacramento River and its namesake city’s waterfront business buildings during the first decade of the 20th Century belie the level of intense activity and traffic that made it the hub of the greatest inland waterway in the...
    • BBSAC692
    • Ruhstaller Building:  J Street, 814-904; 1011 Ninth Street

    • 1977
    • This circa 1977 photograph shows the Ruhstaller Building at Ninth and J Streets with Jewelcraft Loans at 900 J Street and Albert Ramirez Bail Bonds occupying the ground floor at 1005 Ninth Street. Built in 1898 by Sacramento brewer and capitalist,...
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    • The Review, June 1910

    • 1910-06-01
    • Sacramento High School is located at 2315 Thirty-Fourth Street in Sacramento, California. Founded just one week after San Francisco’s Lowell High School opened its doors in mid-August 1856, “Sac High” has matured into the second oldest high school...
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    • McKinley School, 1914

    • 1914
    • Serious but beguiling eyes look toward the camera in this 1914 photo from McKinley School at Seventh and “G.” The school replaced the venerable Union School which was closed down just a decade earlier. With the growth of industry within and...
    • 2080
    • Hotel Sacramento - Color, Sacramento, California

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    • This view of the Hotel Sacramento from across the street circa 1920s features automobiles, pedestrians and streetcars, very similar to postcard BBSAC476, but a decade later. The California State Capitol Building on the right appears in full color...
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    • El Mirador Hotel, 13th and N Street

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    • The 14-story El Mirador Hotel at 13th and N Street boasted an unparalleled view of Sacramento from its Sky Room when it opened in 1957, though the Top of the Town above the Elks Temple offered refreshment at the same altitude. For a decade the El...
    • BBSAC451
    • The Sacramento Weekly and Alta California

    • March 5, 1910
    • Sacramento Weekly & Alta California was published Saturdays from October 16, 1909 to July 29, 1911 by the Sacramento Weekly and Alta Publishing Co. Managing Editor Evander B. Willis was a high-ranking member of the Masonic Order with newspaper...
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    • A Band of Turkeys, Turkey Farm Near Sacramento, CA

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    • Raising turkeys in Northern California was a profitable venture during the first decade of the 20th Century. Butte, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo Counties claimed nearly 400,000 of the birds during that time with a total valuation of over 2,000,000...
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    • The Review, 1932

    • 1932-01-01
    • Sacramento High School is located at 2315 Thirty-Fourth Street in Sacramento, California. Founded just one week after San Francisco’s Lowell High School opened its doors in mid-August 1856, “Sac High” has matured into the second oldest high school...
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    • The Sacramento Ostrich Farm

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    • The Sacramento Ostrich Farm was a thriving concern during the second decade of the Twentieth Century as this advertising card proves. An entry in an enticement booklet published in 1910 states "We are well repaid by the visit we make to the...
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    • California Redwoods

    • 1958
    • This uninspired color photograph of a vintage automobile travelling through the California redwoods was one of a group of stock postcards purchased to promote Lew Williams Chevrolet Center at 2449 Fulton Avenue. Mailed for three cents on December...
    • BBSAC786
    • Argonaut Liquor Company

    • 1938
    • Here is the Argonaut Liquor Company, as it stood on January 18, 1938. Founded in the mid-1930s, and located at 517-523 I Street, the Argonaut moved into the pictured location in 1937 and was one of just nine liquor wholesalers in Sacramento at the...
    • 711
    • Interior Fort Sutter, Sacramento, Cal.

    • 1920
    • The interior of Sutter’s Fort about a century ago is the subject of this vintage postcard published by the California Sales Company of San Francisco. Once identified as the “largest and best fortified fort in California” the venerable structure’s...
    • BBSAC848
    • The Visitor

    • November 1892
    • David Lubin and his half-brother Harris Weinstock expanded their original store into the largest mail-order business on the West Coast by 1875, and that store became an emporium. Incorporated in 1888 with plans of building more stores, the...
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    • Tom Mix Rides in a Parade on K Street

    • 1921
    • Legendary western star of the first half of the 20th century Tom Mix is seen here on his horse Tony leading a parade down K Street and waving to his admirers. Movie studios often sent stars to promote their movies, which is the case here. The...
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