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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
    • Rainbow Bridge on American River

    • 1997
    • In this January 1997 photograph, waters of a flooded American River tear below Folsom's Rainbow Bridge. At the time of the flood, only seven percent of Sacramento properties absorbing damage held flood insurance. Overall, and at the time of the...
    • 1658b
    • Railroad Trestles at a Flooded Out Del Paso Boulevard

    • 1927
    • A flooded Del Paso Boulevard is the subject of this February 1927 photograph. A rain and wind storm on February 16/17 pushed the American and Sacramento Rivers over their banks. In spite of the flooded artery, residential sections of North...
    • 890b
    • California State Capitol in 1879

    • 1879
    • This 1879 photograph captures a youngish California State Capitol building as viewed from the corner of Tenth and L Streets. The building's raised posture was due to a desire to avoid flooding. Accordingly, in 1862, workers hauled wheelbarrows of...
    • 206
    • 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
    • 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
    • Flood Overflow Below Y Street

    • 1904
    • This February 29, 1904, photograph captures flooding just below the Y Street Levee. The break in the levee occurred on February 27 near the Freeport Boulevard farm and residence of Eustace R. Edwards, resulting in the inundation and loss of nearly...
    • 888
    • American River near Folsom

    • 1997
    • Two pine trees and an ancient retaining wall are the backdrop for flooding along the American River, near Folsom in January 1997. The highest volume of water to fill the American equaled 115 cubic feet per second a figure which was considered safe...
    • 1655a
    • American River near Folsom

    • 1997
    • A massive eddy forms in the flooded American River, near Folsom in January 1997. Sacramento County damages from the New's Day tropical storm -- often referred to as the Hawaiian Pineapple Express -- were estimated at 7 million dollars, with...
    • 1655c
    • Nimbus Dam on the American River

    • 1997
    • This January 1997 photograph shows the Nimbus Dam on a flooded American River. At the height of New Year's storms, the river was gushing out of the dam at 115,000 cubic feet per second, a marked difference from the 5,000 that the structure was...
    • 1657
    • North Sacramento Viaduct, Sacramento, California

    • 1945
    • Shown in circa 1945 is the North Sacramento viaduct. Built in 1942, the 847,000 dollar project enabled motorists to avoid seasonal flooding and traverse the lowlands north of the American River, and surrounding Sacramento Northern and Western...
    • BBSAC086
    • Rainbow Bridge on American River

    • 1997
    • The Rainbow Bridge is the scene of a flooded American River near Folsom in January 1997. The American River's Nimbus and Folsom dams were able control much of the water volume and pressure moving toward the levees along the lower river, thus...
    • 1658a
    • The Review, June 1917

    • 1917-06-01
    • 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 school...
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    • Andrus and Tyler Islands, Lower Sacramento River, California

    • 1930
    • This circa 1930 photograph shows high waters between both Andrus and Taylor Islands along the Sacramento River Delta. The seven thousand acre Andrus Island was named after George Andrus who settled the area in 1852. By the dawn of the...
    • BBSAC722
    • Flood at Del Paso Boulevard

    • 1927
    • A flooded Del Paso Boulevard in 1927. The photograph shows the flood past its peak, with people holding umbrellas and walking on a less-flooded portion of the street.
    • 890a
    • Sacramento River as Viewed from I Street Bridge

    • 1930
    • This circa 1930 photograph captures a cresting Sacramento River, as seen from the I Street Bridge, looking north. To the right of the frame is the smoke-belching Pacific Gas and Electric power station. To the left of it, is the city filtration...
    • 1192
    • Rainbow Bridge on American River

    • 1997
    • Torrents of water make their way down the American River near Folsom's 80-year-old Rainbow Bridge in January 1997. Spanning a week-and-a-half from New Year's Day, storms and resulting rains were responsible for the destruction of over 2,676 homes...
    • 1658c
    • Rainbow Bridge on American River

    • 1997
    • This photograph from January 1997 shows a swelled American River rushing below Folsom's Rainbow Bridge. Despite protection from of one of the most elaborate flood control systems in the world, the El Nino-attributed New Year's storms forced water...
    • 1658d

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