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1917 Ride to Tahoe

Sacramento cyclist Abbie Budd takes a break at the high point of his and fellow rider Gene Hepting’s record-setting journey from Sacramento to Lake Tahoe on Oct. 19, 1917. The pair made it to...

Batter Up!

Yankees great Joe DiMaggio takes a swing in Sacramento’s Edmonds Field in March 1951. This was the one and only game his New York team played at the ballpark that once stood at Broadway...

Happy Trails

William Land Park had more than pony rides in the 1930s. This photo from the era shows equestrians atop their mounts on the park’s Brindle Trail near 13th Avenue. Horses are again the focus this...

What is one of your personal bests?

What is one of your personal bests?

Science Gets Social

About 2 ½ years ago, Folsom resident Hank Campbell observed, “There wasn’t a place out there where scientists were able to write directly to the public without a cultural or political spin to it.”...

A Push For Change

It was 1975. As Sacramento and the rest of the nation prepared for the bicentennial celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, a pregnant woman named Glo Wellman moved from Detroit to...

His Job Is History

After 41 years at the helm of the Sacramento Archives and Museum Collection Center, James Henley is set to step down in October. But the historian has done much more for Sacramento than manage...