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Fruitridge Drive-in

Thinking Big: Fruitridge Drive-in

Moviegoers flocked to Fruitridge Road at Stockton Boulevard, where Fruitridge Drive-in operated from 1950 to 1979. According to a Sacramento Bee article from June...
man standing near a fountain to cool off in 1984

Reflect: Help for the Heat

Here’s a hot-weather scene from July 1984, courtesy of The Sacramento Bee: Sacramentan Rich Caulfield cools off at the fountain in front of Union...
virna canson

A Life of Meaning: Virna Canson

Virna Canson, shown here in a Sacramento Bee photo from 1978, served as director of the NAACP’s Western Region, which covered nine states, from...
penelope cravens

Dedicated to Service: Penelope Cravens

Penelope Cravens, shown here in a 1976 Sacramento Bee photograph, was the first woman to serve as a California State Police officer, having joined...
Mary Tsukamoto and daughter

Mary Tsukamoto

During World War II, Mary Tsukamoto, along with her husband, Al, and young daughter, Marielle Bliss, experienced forced removal from Florin, then a rural...
corner drug co.

Reflect: Corner Drug Co.

Corner Drug Co. stood at the corner of First and Main streets in Woodland long before it could be identified by its iconic neon...

Crowned by the Capitol

More than 100 women wore whimsical headpieces at the “Headdress Ball,” presented by Mercy Children’s Hospital Guild at the Senator Hotel in February 1954....
Engelbert Humperdinck, John Fulton and Tom Jones

Reflect: Two Crooners

Musical icons Engelbert Humperdinck and Tom Jones came to Sacramento in July of 1973, where they were presented with Honorary Gold Miner certificates from...
workers decorating k street for the holiday season

’Tis the Season

Workers decorate K Street for the holidays in this Sacramento Bee photo from 1956.
safety dog

Safety Dog

Knee-Hi, the Safety Dog cared deeply about children’s well-being. That’s why he visited schools to promote safe practices during such activities as crossing busy...