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    • Flood 1861-1862; K Street near Front Street

    • 1861
    • This 1861 photograph shows flooding at K and Front Streets. A nine-year stretch of calm weather was broken with record flooding in the winter of 1861/1862. The "What Cheer House" saloon is prominent to the right of the photograph as is Ebner's...
    • 886
    • American River near Folsom

    • 1997
    • Two pine trees and an ancient retaining wall are the backdrop for flooding along the American River, near Folsom in January 1997. The highest volume of water to fill the American equaled 115 cubic feet per second a figure which was considered safe...
    • 1655a
    • 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
    • Rainbow Bridge on American River

    • 1997
    • In this January 1997 photograph, waters of a flooded American River tear below Folsom's Rainbow Bridge. At the time of the flood, only seven percent of Sacramento properties absorbing damage held flood insurance. Overall, and at the time of the...
    • 1658b
    • California State Capitol in 1879

    • 1879
    • This 1879 photograph captures a youngish California State Capitol building as viewed from the corner of Tenth and L Streets. The building's raised posture was due to a desire to avoid flooding. Accordingly, in 1862, workers hauled wheelbarrows of...
    • 206
    • Floods; J Street near Front Street

    • 1861
    • This photograph, looking east, of a deluged J Street near Fourth Street captures the scale of the flood of December 1861. In the foreground is a sign for dentist W.H. Thomas, and the dry goods store of Patrick O'Connell and Jonathon Ryan. Just...
    • 883b
    • Flood Overflow Below Y Street

    • 1904
    • This February 29, 1904, photograph captures flooding just below the Y Street Levee. The break in the levee occurred on February 27 near the Freeport Boulevard farm and residence of Eustace R. Edwards, resulting in the inundation and loss of nearly...
    • 888
    • Railroad Trestles at a Flooded Out Del Paso Boulevard

    • 1927
    • A flooded Del Paso Boulevard is the subject of this February 1927 photograph. A rain and wind storm on February 16/17 pushed the American and Sacramento Rivers over their banks. In spite of the flooded artery, residential sections of North...
    • 890b
    • Central Pacific Railroad and China Slough

    • 1868
    • This spring 1868 picture – as taken from the roof of the Pioneer Milling Company at Front and G Streets – shows the Central Pacific Railroad as it ran along the northerly section of China Slough, also known as Sutter Lake or Sutter Slough. At...
    • 862
    • Scenic Beauty in McKinley Park - W.C. Spangler New Agency

    • What was once referred to as “Burn’s Slough” just beyond the Sacramento city limits became “East Park” after the Sacramento Street Railroad Company bought the property east of 30th Street in 1870 and fashioned it as an amusement area locals could...
    • BBSAC562
    • 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...
    • Dave’s Men’s Store from Fourth and K Streets.

    • 1950
    • This 1962 photograph captures a razed lot between J and K Streets and Third and Fourth Streets. In the distance are Dave’s Men’s Store at 230 K Street and the Club Café Tavern at 231 K Street. Beyond that, one can see the spires of the Tower...
    • 77
    • Andrus and Tyler Islands, Lower Sacramento River, California

    • 1930
    • This circa 1930 photograph shows high waters between both Andrus and Taylor Islands along the Sacramento River Delta. The seven thousand acre Andrus Island was named after George Andrus who settled the area in 1852. By the dawn of the...
    • BBSAC722
    • Levee Erosion along the American River

    • 1980
    • This circa 1980 photograph shows an example of levee erosion along the north bank of the American River, near the confluence of the American and Sacramento Rivers. A series of dislodged trees and protruding roots hang angled over the River. Long...
    • 2413
    • 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...
    • Yolo Bypass Weir

    • 1934
    • Flood waters rush their way through the Yolo Bypass Weir in this January 4, 1934, photograph. Several automobiles can be seen above as well as a few spectators.
    • 1361a
    • Yolo Bypass Weir

    • 1934
    • This January 4, 1934, photograph shows the Yolo Bypass Weir in operation. Several automobiles are visibile along the roadway.
    • 1361b


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