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    • Women Polo Players

    • 1930
    • This 1930 photograph shows four women, mounted on polo ponies with mallets at the ready. Sacramento polo received a tremendous boost when, in Spring 1930, a polo field was constructed within the inner portion of the California State Fairgrounds'...
    • 1342
    • Hall of Flowers, State Fair, Sacramento, Cal. - Mike Roberts Studio

    • 1967
    • Families and friends gather outside the California State Fair’s “Hall of Flowers”, one of the most popular stops along the route of the old fairgrounds off Stockton Boulevard. Down the way from the main entrance and Agricultural Building the annual...
    • BBSAC344
    • 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...
    • EC-CSF-b01f02i02
    • The Visitor

    • July 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...
    • Bird's-Eye View of Sacramento Looking East from River Front

    • 1910
    • The Sacramento riverfront was a lively spot in 1910 when this sepia-toned postcard was mailed from downtown. The stern-propelled paddlewheel boat and barge were only two of dozens of all type of craft that plied the Sacramento River transporting...
    • BBSAC706
    • Southern Pacific Locomotive Collis P. Huntington

    • 1940
    • Pictured in 1940, and resting in memorium before the Southern Pacific Railroad Station, is the Collis P. Huntington. The Huntington was initially built for the Central Pacific Railroad. In 1871, it was transferred to Southern Pacific and...
    • 1053
    • Racing Car and Hay Bale at California State Fair Grounds

    • 1956
    • This circa 1956 photograph captures a sports car, numbered two, blazing its way near a bale of hay during a Sports Car Club of America event at the California State Fairgrounds at Stockton Boulevard and Fourth Avenue. Sacramento’s chapter of the...
    • 2299a
    • 1950s Racing Car at California State Fair Grounds

    • 1956
    • In circa 1956, a sports car, numbered 180, races along during a Sports Car Club of America event at the California State Fairgrounds at Stockton Boulevard and Fourth Avenue. Sacramento’s chapter of the SCCA was founded in 1952.
    • 2299b
    • Two Racing Cars at California State Fair Grounds

    • 1956
    • Two sports cars blaze toward a right turn during a Sports Car Club of America event at the California State Fairgrounds at Stockton Boulevard and Fourth Avenue in circa 1956. Drivers in each car wear helmets. One car is marked with the number 19,...
    • 2299c
    • Sacramento City Lines Street Car Number 21 on N Street

    • 1945
    • This circa 1945 photograph shows a street car, carded number five, near the corner of Twenty-Eight and N Streets. The car is marked “Sacramento City Lines,” and shows a final destination of “Ball Park.” To the far left of the photograph is the...
    • 2418
    • Sacramento City Lines Street Car Number 15 on K Street

    • 1939
    • This 1939 photograph captures a busy scene on K Street, near its intersection with Tenth Street. In the foreground, street car 15, carded number five, makes its way west while two pedestrians look for a sidewalk. Hanging above number 15 is a...
    • 2419
    • Edgar Simpson Wins Chariot Race

    • 1927
    • In this May 1927 photograph, Sacramento area rancher Edgar Simpson, left, edges out another rider in a chariot race at the California State Fairgrounds’ racetrack. Spectators sit on the eastern edge of the track. The chariots were part of the...
    • 2422
    • California Junior Museum

    • 1955
    • This 1955 photograph reveals teacher and students gathered around a porcupine exhibit at the California Junior Museum. Started in 1952, the museum, located at 4500 Y Street, made its home on the California State Fairgrounds.
    • 1766
    • Cal Expo - Grant Duggins

    • 1948
    • This circa 1948 postcard provides an aerial view of the California State Fairgrounds at Broadway and Stockton Boulevard. In the upper section of the postcard is the racetrack. Within it, is a lake that was added in 1947. By 1950, it was enlarged...
    • BBSAC339
    • California Exposition, Sacramento, Cal. - Mike Roberts Studio

    • 1965
    • For well over fifty years the California State Fair stood at the intersection of Y Street (later Broadway) and Stockton Boulevard and the grounds ran nearly a mile north and east from there and then up 48th Street and back to Y. Upon entering the...
    • BBSAC341
    • Rodeo Riders

    • 1930
    • Trotting in a row are four riders and horses in this circa 1930 photograph. Sacramento's position in the Central Valley made it a popular venue for rodeo goers. During the 1930s, 40s and 50s, Sacramento saw the Barmby Ranch Rodeo, near Perkins,...
    • 370


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