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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
    • 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
    • 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 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
    • Central Pacific Railroad Shops

    • 1873
    • This 1873 photograph shows the prime facilities of the Central Pacific Railroad shops. In the foreground is the 90 by 230-foot car building shop. To the left of it is the 60 by 125-foot blacksmith shop. Behind both is the cabinet shop, boasting...
    • 858
    • 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
    • Stevens Monument, Sacramento, California - Mitchell, PCK

    • 1890
    • This postcard shows a statue dedicated to the memory of Andrew Jackson Stevens, a native of Vermont who went on to become a master builder of early Southern Pacific Railroad locomotives. Locted at Sacramento's Park Plaza at Ninth and J Streets,...
    • BBSAC213
    • State Printing Office, Sacramento, Cal. - Blank Back

    • 1890
    • This circa 1890 postcard shows the entrance to the State Printing Office, as seen from Fifteenth Street. Located in Capitol Park, contained a bindery, as well as electrotyping, box making, and warehouse facilities. It was converted into...
    • BBSAC348
    • Grand Electric Carnival from Tenth and K Streets

    • 1895
    • This 1895 photograph shows an illuminated downtown Sacramento during the Grand Electric Carnival. Strings of lights and a glowing golden bear dangle over the street, enlightening street car tracks, American flags and several businesses. Taken...
    • 2383a
    • Ferry Crossing the Sacramento River, Near Sacramento, Cal.

    • 1895
    • This circa 1895 postcard shows a ferry crossing along the Sacramento River. Long a staple of pioneer transportation throughout Sacramento County -- the first recorded Delta operation being in 1848 -- the State of California slowly replaced ferries...
    • BBSAC680
    • Exhibit from Fannie Sullivan’s Millinery Shop

    • 1895
    • This circa 1895 photograph shows an exhibit displaying the wares of Kentucky-born Mrs. Fannie Sullivan. The display was made in concert with the California State Fair. The hat maker and mother of two had a live-in business at 505 J Street.
    • 640
    • Crystal Palace Pottery

    • 1895
    • This 1895 photograph shows the storefront of the Crystal Palace Pottery at 610 J Street. The short lived business started up at the time this photograph was taken, but never made it out of the nineteenth-century, closing just a few years later. ...
    • 59
    • Grand Electric Carnival from Tenth and K Streets

    • 1895
    • This 1895 photograph shows an illuminated downtown Sacramento during the Grand Electric Carnival. Strings of lights and a glowing golden bear dangle over the street, enlightening street car tracks, American flags and several businesses. Taken...
    • 2383c
    • Baseball

    • 1897
    • This 1897 portrait shows the Old Leakers Baseball Club, who played from 1897 to 1899 at both Thirteenth and S streets and Snowflake Park, at Twentieth and E streets. A young boy, Joe Murphy, is identified as the team mascot. The team manager sits...
    • 1142
    • 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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    • Golden Poppy, California State Flower

    • 1900
    • This circa 1900 postcard shows California's official state flower, the Golden Poppy or "eschscholtzia." The decision was leglislated in March 1895, passing by a vote of 29 to 1. The bill, SB 707, was sponsored by Guy Earl of Alameda. Also...
    • BBSAC240

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