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    • Sunday Morning in the Mines, 1872

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    • This postcard shows perhaps the most familiar painting of California's Gold Rush, "Sunday Morning in the Mines." Done with oil on canvas, it was done in 1872 by Charles Christian Nahl, a native of the Hesse-Kassel region of Germany. Nahl would go...
    • BBSAC113
    • 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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    • The Capitol Hotel, Sacramento, Cal.

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    • Shown at the southwest corner of Seventh and K Streets is the Capital Hotel. In 1887, the 100-unit property underwent a 20,000 dollar rennovation that included marked expansion, giving the Capital a 100-foot frontage on K Street and 120-foot...
    • BBSAC438
    • The Sacramento Weekly and Alta California

    • December 25, 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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    • The Wasp

    • Feb. 20, 1904
    • The San Francisco Wasp – based at 514 Market Street – operated as a colorful publication “of illustration and comment,” running from 1876 to 1941. The digitized pages are from July 23, 1898 and February 20, 1904 issues. Founded by the...
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    • The Sacramento Weekly and Alta California

    • January 29, 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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    • The Visitor

    • December 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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    • Themis

    • April 14, 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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    • 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...
    • BBSAC013
    • The Sacramento Weekly and Alta California

    • March 12, 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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    • K Street, Looking East from 7th, Sacramento, Cal. - E.C. Kropp

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    • K Street in downtown Sacramento as pictured on this penny postcard bustles with activity and traffic, more specifically pedestrian, horse-drawn and electric rail traffic. Posted in Roseville at noon, the hand-written note on the back of this...
    • BBSAC394
    • The Sacramento Weekly and Alta California

    • January 22, 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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    • Hauling Wheat in California, Sacramento

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    • “Wheat farming dominated the life and economy of the Sacramento Valley from 1867 until 1893.” Acreage of wheat planted increase from 200,000 in 1866 to 400,000 in 1873, increasing to 1,000,000 in 1882. By 1865 the price paid for California...
    • BBSAC019
    • 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
    • Neubourg and Lages Company

    • 1880
    • This circa 1880 postcard shows the Neubourg and Lages milling and malting business, also known as the Star Mills and Malt House, located on the west side of Fifth Street, between J and K Streets. Founded in 1866, by Christopher Lages and Leonard...
    • BBSAC172
    • J Street between Twenty-seventh and Twenty-eighth

    • 1888
    • This circa 1888 photograph of J street between Twenty-Seventh and Twenty-eighth Streets shows a horse drawn omnibus in motion, heading east. The remains of Sutter's Fort and its central building rest on a knoll in the background.
    • 1515

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