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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...
    • BBSAC006
    • American Can Company

    • 1945
    • This 1945 photograph shows the steamy interior of the American Can Company at 3325 C Street. Founded in 1926, by 1951, American employed 900 workers during the canning season and 275 over the winter months. In total, American’s employees...
    • 1468
    • American Legion School

    • 1970
    • This circa 1970 photograph shows American Legion School, located at 3814 Fourth Avenue. Built in 1921, the elementary school was part of a surge in building that saw the construction of Bret Harte and David Lubin schools as well, between 1920 and...
    • 1340
    • American River near Folsom

    • 1997
    • A massive eddy forms in the flooded American River, near Folsom in January 1997. Sacramento County damages from the New's Day tropical storm -- often referred to as the Hawaiian Pineapple Express -- were estimated at 7 million dollars, with...
    • 1655c
    • American Trust Company

    • 1948
    • This branch of the American Trust Company, located at 1501 Del Paso Boulevard, is the focal point of this photograph, taken July 12, 1948. At the time this photograph was taken, American Trust was the seventeenth largest bank in the country,...
    • 1877
    • Anglo California National Bank

    • 1950
    • Resting at 2863 Thirty-Fifth Street in 1950 is the Anglo California Bank. The brick structure was built in 1918 for 10,000 dollars, replacing the bank’s previous wood frame building. Its new sign would read Citizens' Bank of Sacramento,...
    • 1880
    • Arden Branch

    • 1980
    • This circa 1980 image shows the Arden Branch of the Sacramento County Library system, located at 891 Watt Avenue. Built for a cost of 270,000 dollars at the southwest corner of Watt and Northrup, the brick and wood shingle structure’s opening...
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    • Bank of Courtland

    • 1925
    • Here is a 1925 front view of the Bank of Courtland which opened on May 3, 1919, under the leadership of W.C. Clarke. The bank started off with 25,000 dollars in capital, but ceased operations during the Great Depression. The facade of the Greek...
    • 486
    • Biltwell Garage & Storage

    • 1935
    • The Biltwell Garage, located on the southwest corner of Ninth and L, was built in 1920 for a cost of 50,000 dollars for the Brown Motor Sales Company. Once complete, the structure included a garage, machine shop, salesroom and, according to the...
    • 264
    • Bird's-eye View of Sutter's Fort 1848, Sacramento, Cal.

    • 1920
    • This circa 1920 postcard provides a rendering, as seen from the south, of Sutter's Fort at Twenty-Seventh and L streets. Perhaps the compound's most defining days came during the California Gold Rush of 1848 to 1855 when, with 10 to 12 stores in...
    • BBSAC840
    • Blossom Time in the Sacramento Valley

    • 1925
    • This circa 1925 postcard shows a Sacramento Valley almond tree orchard in full blossom. In 1925, California could claim some 75,000 acres of viable bearing almond orchard land, yielding some 7,500 tons of the nut, with an overall industry value...
    • BBSAC785
    • Bon Marche Department Store and K Street

    • 1950
    • This August 28, 1950, photograph captures the northern stretch of K Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Streets. The Bon Marche department store at 1031 K Street was known to be one of the premier women’s clothing merchants in Superior...
    • 1
    • Buffalo Brewery Under Construction

    • 1889
    • This photograph was taken during the construction of the Buffalo Brewery on June 6, 1889. It was located on 1717 Twenty-first Street between Q and R Streets. Touted during its construction as "the most complete brewing establishment on the Pacific...
    • 33
    • Building on Eighth and K Streets after Fire

    • 2003
    • This digital image of a burned out Leroy’s Jewelers was taken on the evening of December 29, 2003. The building caught fire in May 2000, exacting over 150,000 dollars in damage and drawing a three alarm response of over 45 firefighters. Up to...
    • 2294a
    • Business Section from Air, Sacramento, CA

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    • The 1950s saw a period of population growth, increasing from 8,685 to an estimated 12,000. Sacramento, during that time, provided employment for 18,000 people with an annual payroll of approximately 90 million dollars. The 40s and 50s also...
    • BBSAC033
    • Cal. Trans Co's Steamer: "Fort Sutter"

    • 1920
    • The riverboat "Fort Sutter" is the subject of this circa 1920 postcard. The 1,200 ton vessel was built in 1912 for California Transportation Company as a duplicate of her sister ship, Capital City. Its interior was adorned with mahogany, birch,...
    • BBSAC687
    • California - Western States Life Insurance Building

    • 1945
    • Shown in circa 1945, and as seen from Plaza Park, is the Western States Life Insurance Building, located at 926 J Street. Constructed in 1925, the building housed Western States until its removal to a new Midtown headquarters in 1953. The 14-story...
    • BBSAC157
    • California Pine Box Distributors

    • 1938
    • Pictured is the California Pine Box Distributors warehouse as it sat on December 10, 1938. Located at 1401 Front Street, on the eve of the Great Depression, the company was one of four boxers and distributors in the city, which collectively were...
    • 490

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