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    • 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 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
    • Original Central Pacific Depot

    • 1863
    • As captured in this 1863 photograph, several rail workers stand in front of, and beside, the Central Pacific Railroad’s first depot and ticket office at Front and I Streets. It was designed in 1863 by Collis P. Huntington, and built in one...
    • 853
    • Second Street Between J and K Streets

    • 1863
    • The Union Hotel dominates this circa 1862 view of the west side of Second Street, between J and K Streets. Several people stand in front of the hotel while some stand on the balcony overlooking the street. Notes on the picture identify this...
    • 1173
    • Central Pacific Railroad Locomotive “A.A. Sargent”

    • 1865
    • Taken in 1865, this photograph shows the Central Pacific Railroad locomotive “A. A. Sargent,” also known as number seven, at the foot of J Street, facing east from Front Street. The locomotive’s namesake, Aaron Augustus Sargent, served as...
    • 857
    • Central Pacific Railroad Locomotive “A.A. Sargent”

    • 1865
    • Taken in 1865, this photograph shows the Central Pacific Railroad locomotive “A. A. Sargent,” also known as number seven, at the foot of J Street, facing east from Front Street. The locomotive’s namesake, Aaron Augustus Sargent, served as...
    • 2475
    • L Street

    • 1865
    • L Street circa 1865 is depicted with unpaved streets and wooden sidewalks. The shops are not easily identified although the words "Drugs," "Oils," "Paints," and, faintly, "Merchants Hotel" can be seen on a building on the right. To the left, a...
    • 1172
    • 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
    • Southern Pacific Railroad Arcade Depot

    • 1882
    • Located on G Street, between Second and Third Streets, and shown here in 1882 is the three track Central Pacific depot, also commonly known as the “Arcade Station.” One of the most modern stations of its day, the gothic-style garage, with its...
    • 852
    • Residence of H.G. Smith, Sacramento, Cal. - Blank Back

    • 1890
    • Seen here in 1890, this residence at 917 “H” Street was built in 1882 by architects Seth Babson and James Seadler in the style of ‘Victorian Stick,’ characterized by rectangular shaping, wood siding, and a steep, gabled roof with...
    • BBSAC361
    • "Sacramento River Front"

    • 1890
    • Shown in circa 1890 is eastern bank of the Sacramento River, near the Southern Pacific Railroad Steamer freight depots number six and seven, and fruit storage facilities. Notice the absence of the M Street Bridge downriver, not built until 1909.
    • BBSAC684
    • Native Sons of the Golden West Parade on J Street

    • 1895
    • The Sacramento Parlor of the Native Sons of the Golden West is front and center, at Sixth and J Streets, in this September 9, 1895, photograph. Uniformed members march westward behind a banner that says “”NSGW – Sacramento Parlor.” ...
    • 2378
    • Beautiful California - Sacramento River

    • 1895
    • Shown in circa 1895 is the eastern bank of the Sacramento River as it passes through the city of Sacramento. In the distance, at Front and T sreets, is the smoke stack of the Pioneer Box Factory which had been dormant since October 1893, having...
    • BBSAC694
    • The Review, June 1898

    • 1898-06-01
    • 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...
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    • Edward Kelly School

    • 1900
    • Pictured January 2, 1900, school children and their teacher stand in front of Edward Kelley School at 3336 Bradshaw Road. As of 2010, the two-room structure is the oldest standing educational institution in Sacramento County. Originally opened in...
    • 956
    • Fan Palm, Sacramento, California

    • 1900
    • This circa 1900 postcard shows a maturing fan palm in the front yard of a Sacramento residence. By the 1880s, the fan palm was gaining popularity in the Capital City. The California fan palm - known for its hardiness - was a particular favorite,...
    • BBSAC581
    • Waldo E. Julian Residence

    • 1900
    • Waldo E. Julian's residence, at 1618 M Street, is the focus of this circa 1900 photograph. The sidewalk along the south side of M Street, between Sixteenth and Seventeenth streets, is made of wood planks, and a small girl stands in front of the...
    • 1944
    • Victorian at 2318 O Street

    • 1900
    • This circa 1900 photograph shows Geary S. Gilmore and his wife, Edith, standing in front of their Victorian-style home at 2318 O Street. A native of Pennsylvania, Gilmore was employed as a general foreman at the Southern Pacific Railroad’s...
    • 2477
    • The Review, December 1900

    • 1900-12-01
    • 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...
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