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    • Sacramento and Yolo Bridge

    • 1858
    • This picture of the Sacramento and Yolo Bridge was taken just days before its completion in June 1858. It was built by the Sacramento and Yolo Bridge Company and owned by native-Kentuckian G.P. Gillis and native-Alabaman Elam Covington. Although...
    • 907
    • Southern Pacific Railroad Shops

    • 1858
    • This February 3, 1933, photograph captures the enormity of locomotive and car parts at the Southern Pacific Railroad Shops. At the time of the photograph, Southern Pacific had invested 125,000 dollars into the modernization of forty-one of its...
    • 915
    • 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
    • Central Pacific Railroad Locomotive “Governor Stanford”

    • 1863
    • The Central Pacific Railroad’s “Governor Stanford” chugs by in this 1863 photograph. The 4-4-0 locomotive was built a year earlier by the Norris Locomotive Works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and then brought to San Francisco by sailing...
    • 917
    • C. P. Huntington Locomotive

    • 1864
    • Named after Collis P. Huntington was the "C.P. Huntington" locomotive, here pictured. This photograph is labeled as follows: "Southern Pacific R.R. of California No. 1. - Original Central Pacific No. 3 - Cylinders 11 x15 - Dia. Of Drivers 54" -...
    • 848
    • 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
    • Dry Creek Bridge

    • 1865
    • This photograph taken circa 1865 of the Dry Creek Bridge, located 17 miles east of Sacramento, shows a Central Pacific Railroad train.
    • 1185
    • 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
    • Thomas Calley Perkins

    • 1865
    • Thomas Calley Perkins, namesake of Perkins Station, appears in this 1865 photograph. A native of Marblehead, Massachusetts, it has been written that he walked to California in 1850. In the same year, he settled in Brighton, which had been located...
    • 1030
    • J Street, between Second and Third

    • 1865
    • This 1865 photograph offers a view down J Street, showing, to the right, both the Metropolitan Baths and B.F. Hastings and Company. Hastings was a long standing bank in Sacramento and held distinction as the western terminus of the Pony Express...
    • 894
    • 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
    • Main Street of Cisco, California

    • 1866
    • This 1866 photograph shows a busy main drag in the city of Cisco, California. Several Calistoga-style wagons crowd the frame of the photograph, making their way through a temporary city of saloons, hotels and livery stables. In the background are...
    • 2312
    • Central Pacific Railroad Roundhouse

    • 1868
    • Pictured in 1874, and viewed from the south, is the Central Pacific Railroad’s Sacramento roundhouse, located at the Central Pacific Shops. The structure was built and put into service in 1868 by Central Pacific. The 29-stall building was,...
    • 859
    • California State Capitol Under Construction

    • 1868
    • This rare 1868 photograph was taken from the unfinished dome of the California State Capitol building. Running side-to-side in the foreground is Tenth Street intersecting with L Street to the right. Also, in the far distance, and to the...
    • 203
    • California State Capitol Under Construction

    • 1868
    • A rainy day in 1868 is viewed from on high upon the unfinished dome of the California State Capitol building. N Street and Twelfth Street intersect in the upper portion of the photograph.
    • 204
    • 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
    • California State Capitol under construction

    • 1868
    • The construction of the California State Capitol building is captured in this March 1868 photograph. The photographer is standing near Tenth and L Streets, facing southeast. The shear detail of the undertaking was enough to push one of the...
    • 231

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