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    • Flood of 1955, Tower Bridge

    • 1955
    • Pictured on December 24, 1955, is Sacramento’s Tower Bridge, overhanging a high running Sacramento River. During the days prior to and after Christmas 1955, northern California was hit with record rains that sent the American River to expand to...
    • 1741
    • Nimbus Dam

    • 1955
    • Shown in circa 1955 is the Nimbus Dam, straddling Lake Natoma and the American River. The structure - resting seven miles downstream from Folsom Dam and some 14 miles upstream from Sacramento - was built at a cost of 7.1 million dollars and...
    • BBSAC770
    • City Cemetery Landmark Sign

    • 1955
    • Pictured on June 18, 1955, is the landmark sign at the Sacramento’s City Cemetery at 1000 Broadway. Attached to the facility’s main office, it states as follows: “City Cemetery; Capt. John A. Sutter donated the original ten acres to the City of...
    • 521
    • KCRA Staff Photograph

    • 1955
    • This circa 1955 photograph captures staff from Sacramento’s National Broadcasting Company affiliate, KCRA. Powered by its 573-foot-high television tower, the station went on the air on September 3, 1955 during a time when there were 57,000...
    • 394
    • Sacramento High School

    • 1955
    • This picture of Sacramento High School was taken from across the street and features the intersection of Thirty-Fourth Street and W Street. Students walk away from the campus and past parked automobiles in this circa 1955 photograph capturing a...
    • 1732
    • City Hall

    • 1955
    • Taken from across the street in Plaza Park, this photograog, taken circa 1955, is a front view of City Hall, located at 915 I Street.
    • 1792
    • Town and Country Village

    • 1955
    • Taken around 1955, this aerial view shows the Town and Country Shopping Center at the northeast corner of Fulton and Marconi Avenues.
    • 1636a
    • Basketry at the Sutter's Fort Indian Museum

    • 1955
    • This 1955 photograph, taken at the California Indian Museum, reveals a display case containing Native Californian basketry. The museum, built in July 1940 for 60,000 dollars, is located adjacent to Sutter's Fort, at 2618 K Street.
    • 1749
    • Folsom Lake

    • 1955
    • As taken from the east, this circa 1955 photograph shows Folsom Lake, Folsom Dam, and includes a view of an unpaved boat ramp. In the distance, and across the lake, is Beal's Point. Mentioned as early as 1851 in the Sacramento Union, the feature...
    • 1793
    • Town and Country Village

    • 1955
    • This 1955 photograph provides an aerial view of the Town and Country Village shopping center, located at the intersection of Fulton and Marconi Avenues.
    • 1636b
    • Sacramento Municipal Airport

    • 1955
    • This 1955 photograph shows a busy Sacramento Municipal Airport at Freeport Boulevard. To the left of the frame is the original 1930 terminal while, to the right, is a newly completed one, designed by architect Leonard Starks and built by...
    • 1796
    • Jackson's furniture store

    • 1955
    • Photographed in 1955 is Jackson's Furniture Store as it sat on the southwest corner of Fourteenth and K Streets. Jacksons was started in Oakland, California, in 1889 by Henry Jackson. Jackson and his business holds considerable distinction for...
    • 426
    • Sutter's Fort Kitchen

    • 1955
    • Taken in 1955, this photograph captures the kitchen at Sutter's Fort, located at Twenty-Seventh and L Streets. A rudimentary stove, pots, and other kitchen items are on display.
    • 1751
    • Campbell Soup Company

    • 1955
    • The Campbell Soup Company, located at Fourty-Third Street and Franklin Boulevard, has long been a fixture of Sacramento industry, opening in 1947. It closed in 2012, causing the loss of some 700 area jobs. The plant nearly closed in the 1990s,...
    • 1772
    • Two Cannons at Sutter's Fort Entrance

    • 1955
    • Captured in 1955 is the entrance to Sutter's Fort. Two cannons stand sentinel over the venerable spot while a woman and two children exit the grounds. Sutter's Fort is located at Twenty-Seventh and L Streets.
    • 1753
    • State Capitol, Sacramento, Cal. - Photo, Blank Back

    • 1955
    • This circa 1955 postcard shows the southeast corner of the California State Capitol building and its 7.25 million dollar annex which was completed in 1951. Attached to the east side of the original capitol, the 200-by-275 foot wing was designed to...
    • BBSAC290
    • Wedding Dress at Sutter's Fort

    • 1955
    • Shown in this 1955 photograph, taken at Sutter's Fort, is the wedding dress, worn by Martha Jane Reed, a survivor of the infamous Donner Party. She married Frank Lewis, in Santa Cruz, California, on Christmas Day 1856. Sutter's Fort is located at...
    • 1754

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