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    • Southern Pacific Lines, Engine #1170

    • 1920
    • This picture, taken in circa 1920, shows the Southern Pacific S-8 switcher number 1170 pushing a passenger car. Before the train are several individuals in pose. The 1170 was built in 1907 at the Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia,...
    • 1028
    • Hiram P. Albert Photograph Album

    • 1918-1948
    • This photographic album is from the Betty Jane Powell family papers (MC 25). Created, arranged, and annotated by Powell’s uncle, Hiram Paul Albert, it provides a panoramic window into both the life of Albert and the transformation of Sacramento...
    • MC 25 Box 2/5
    • 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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    • Home of Frank Ruhstaller

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    • It was from his palatial Shingle Style Queen Anne at 1220 “H” Street that Captain Frank Ruhstaller kept close watch over his brewery. Set on a lot of some 12,800 square feet, the 21 room home was sold, just a few years after Ruhstaller’s death in...
    • 1356
    • Fletcher Pharmacy

    • 1953
    • Pictured on April 7, 1953, is the Fletcher Pharmacy at 2728 J Street. The business was opened in 1916 by Paul Fletcher. Upon retiring, the elder Fletcher handed control to his sons, Donald and Jerome. Both men were graduates of the University of...
    • 437
    • Sacramento Municipal Utility District

    • 1950
    • Shown here, in circa 1950, is the business office of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) at 2101 K Street. The power utility was created by the vote of Sacramento County residents on July 11, 1923. For the next two decades, however,...
    • 488
    • The Review, 1935

    • 1935-01-01
    • 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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    • Sacramento Metropolitan KOA Campground

    • 1970
    • Shown in circa 1970 is the Sacramento Metropolitan KOA Campground, located to the south of Interstate 80, near the city of West Sacramento, at 3951 Lake Road. The site was constructed in the 1960s by Southall Dickson, who went to operate the site...
    • BBSAC773
    • Bldg Containing Hotel Trow - Published by Edward H. Mitchell

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    • The Hotel Trow at 508 1/2 K Street was one of at least six hotels located on K Street between the Sacramento River and Tenth Street during the early decades of last century. Owned by Mrs. Anna Trow, the hotel operated under that name from 1912 to...
    • BBSAC508
    • Carmichael Shopping Center - Carmichael, Calif.

    • 1960
    • The Carmichael Shopping Center at the intersection of Fair Oaks Boulevard, Palm and Marconi Avenues was an oasis of commerce in the days when properties were large and the area sparsely settled. In the 1920s a former fruit packing house refitted as...
    • BBSAC802
    • Hotel St. Nicholas

    • 1932
    • This photograph of the St. Nicholas Hotel, located at 1118 Fourth Street, was taken on September 16, 1932. A seminal moment for the Sacramento Fire Department came shortly after a March 1918 fire killed four tenants at the St. Nicholas. Although...
    • 588
    • Tower Bridge at Sacramento, California - Purchased 1956

    • 1956
    • Basking in its orginal silver sheen is Sacramento's Tower Bridge, the primary entrypoint to Sacramento for decades, when the predecessor to Interstate 80, Route 40, passed over the bridge. For anyone transitting from San Francisco to Reno,...
    • BBSAC073
    • 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
    • Max and Nadine Dimick

    • 1999
    • This June 1999 image shows Dr. Max L. Dimick and his wife Nadine, standing before the Arden-Dimick Branch of the Sacramento Public Library, located at 891 Watt Avenue. The Dimicks’ generous donation of 800,000 dollars, in November 1997, was...
    • PH-SPL-ARD-1-1
    • Rose Garden, Wm. Land Park, Sacramento, California

    • 1947
    • In 1947 one penny sent this enhanced image of William Land Park’s Rose Garden from Sacramento to Chicago with this message on the back: “beautiful here. We do not miss Brookfield one bit. Every day is like Sunday.” The printed description on the...
    • BBSAC589
    • Nurses on the Front Lawn of the White Hospital

    • 1916
    • Pictured here, in circa 1916, is a group of nurses standing in front of the White Hospital at the northeast corner of Twenty-Ninth and J Streets. Pictured, in no particular order, are Ella Peacock, Alma Herndon, Ida Farrell, Elizabeth Hall, Martha...
    • 559

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