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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...
    • EC-CSF-b01f02i02
    • Folk Dancing at the California State Fair

    • 1963
    • This Kodachrome Color Card published for Spengler News Agency of Sacramento reads: “Folk-dancing on the green in front of the grandstand provides one of the most colorful events at the California State Fair.” One of a series of color transparencies...
    • BBSAC336
    • Capitol Grounds, Sacramento, Cal.

    • 1907
    • The grounds of Capitol Park over a century ago are captured in this verdant image featuring lush lawns and a wide variety of trees, plants and shrubs. A broad walkway cuts through the park while the Capitol Building, usually a dominant part of any...
    • BBSAC232
    • Stag Smoker

    • 1942
    • This 1942 program lays out an American Legion fundraiser for children's welfare, held at the Memorial Auditorium. Over 3,000 attendees experienced 20 different performers, from vaudeville-style to lounge-style acts.
    • EC-CLU-601f1i01
    • The Sacramento Weekly and Alta California

    • February 05, 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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    • Sacrafornian, 1929

    • 1929-01-01
    • Founded in 1876 by the Brothers of the Christian Schools at the southwest corner of Twelfth and K Streets, Christian Brothers School has held subsequent locations at Twenty-First and Broadway, and 4315 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. After a...
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    • Hotels Central and Coloma and New Royal Theater

    • 1960
    • This circa 1960 photograph shows a series of businesses on the south side of K Street, between Fifth and Sixth Streets. They are the shuttered New Royal Theater at 526 K Street, the Central Hotel at 522-and-a-half K Street, Mal’s Discount House at...
    • 201
    • Hotel Shasta

    • 1943
    • A December 6, 1943 view of the reception area inside Hotel Shasta (1021 Tenth Street) near the Greyhound Station. The unidentified clerk behind the counter has easy access to the mail slots against the back wall and the gumball and stamp machines...
    • 1469
    • Mansion View Lodge - Tom Hood Photography

    • 1968
    • This postcard featuring the entrance, parking lot and rooms of the Mansion View Lodge in 1968 offers the following enticement on the back, "Opposite Governor's Mansion ...cooled by refrigeration." More than 40 years later both the Governor's...
    • BBSAC468
    • The Home Designer

    • March 1923
    • Shown above is an issue of The Home Designer. Established by architect Walter W. Dixon (1884-1953) and German-born builder R.C. Hillen (1883-1955) in June 1921, the Oakland-based, monthly publication sought to increase the “interest of the average...
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    • Greenback Notes, 1926

    • 1926-01-01
    • San Juan Union High School is located at 7551 Greenback Lane in Citrus Heights, California. Founded in 1913, it stands as Sacramento County’s second oldest high school behind that of Sacramento High School, established in 1856. The school’s...
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    • Hotel Senator - Sepia

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    • This sepia-toned view of the Hotel Senator as seen from the California State Capitol is nowhere near as impressive as the postcards featuring the State Capitol Building viewed from the hotel, but it still served to publicize and promote...
    • BBSAC491
    • Walerga Wasp - May 23, 1942

    • May 23, 1942
    • The Sacramento Room holds all ten issues of the mimeographed “Walerga Wasp,” the community newspaper for the Sacramento Assembly Center, located 14-miles northeast of Sacramento. Also referred to as Camp Walerga, the center was built in March/April...
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    • Sacramento County Exhibit

    • 1895
    • Sacramento County Exhibit of Mrs. E. Shield's fruits during the 1895 California State Fair, an elaborate display featuring a large facsimile of the California State Seal. An authentic scale model of the State Capitol dome rises behind the...
    • 1596
    • Hagginwood Riding Ring

    • 1930
    • This 1930 photograph shows a rider and horse jumping an obstacle at the Hagginwood Riding Ring. The venue - based at the California National Guard's Battery D, 143rd Field Artillery barracks - opened in October 1929 to a crowd of over 400 horse...
    • 221
    • Sacramento County Courthouse

    • 1949
    • Photograph circa 1949 of the back of the Sacramento County Courthouse featuring sheriffs posing with their vehicles. Construction on the first county courthouse at Seventh Street and I began in 1850 and the building opened late in 1851, only to be...
    • 1662
    • The More Vot You See of Sacramento the More Vat You Dink Von It.

    • 1916
    • This novelty postcard featuring a Dutch boy in wooden clogs and a message written in dialect was personalized with "Sacramento" printed on the blue felt banner, but other cities were featured on K&T Postcards to insure wider sales. This card...
    • BBSAC943

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