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    • Themis

    • February 24, 1889
    • Founded and edited by a talented team of newspapermen, educators, lawyers with political savvy and clout, Themis was envisioned as a completely independent journal offering counsel and providing access to justice and law. A literary journal with...
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    • Themis

    • April 7, 1889
    • Founded and edited by a talented team of newspapermen, educators, lawyers with political savvy and clout, Themis was envisioned as a completely independent journal offering counsel and providing access to justice and law. A literary journal with...
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    • Southern Pacific Railroad Bridge from the South

    • 1910
    • Pictured, prior to 1910, is the Southern Pacific Railroad Bridge as seen from the south. Built in 1892/93, the wooden structure connected Sacramento with the Yolo County town of Washington. Reasons for replacing the bridge related to eliminating...
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    • Girls Returning Books at Mabel Gillis

    • 1959
    • This January 1959 photograph captures two girls returning books at the Mabel Gillis Branch of the Sacramento City Library, located at 4001 Sixtieth Street. The library opened on December 30, 1957, replacing the Colonial Heights Branch at 4201...
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    • An Olive Oil Packing House, Near Sacramento, CA

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    • Franciscan missionaries planted the first olive trees in California in 1769, where they thrived in the rich soil and moderate climate. By the mid 1880s California olive oil had earned a reputation of quality comparable to any European import, and...
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    • The Visitor

    • June 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...
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    • Anglo California National Bank

    • 1950
    • Resting at 2863 Thirty-Fifth Street in 1950 is the Anglo California Bank. The brick structure was built in 1918 for 10,000 dollars, replacing the bank’s previous wood frame building. Its new sign would read Citizens' Bank of Sacramento,...
    • 1880
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Bus

    • 1939
    • This is a Twin Coach model 23R bus, a mainstay of the Pacific Gas and Electric Company fleet used prior to World War II. The durable vehicles were purchased in the late 1930s, replacing streetcars on T, Third, and Tenth Streets in 1939. The new...
    • 1932
    • Paintersville Bridge

    • 1930
    • This 1930 photograph shows the Paintersville Bridge spanning the Sacramento River at a spot just south of Courtland. The bridge, a length of 200 feet, was named after Indiana native Levi Painter, who, in 1855, purchased a 123 acre ranch, and...
    • 192
    • The Sacramento Weekly and Alta California

    • April 9, 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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