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Reflect: Unicycle Square Dancing

Now roll away to a half sashay! A group square dances on unicycles in this Sacramento Bee photo taken by Dick Schmidt at a...
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Looking Back at Lady and the Boys

In the 1980s, the rockin’ rhythm and blues of Lady and the Boys electrified audiences at Melarkey’s, Bitter Creek and Crawdad’s in Sacramento, Framastanyl’s...
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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...
photo from 1933 shows a run on the Sacramento branch of The Capital National Bank

Bank in 1929

After the stock market crash of October 1929, the American public grew increasingly nervous about the stability of the financial institutions they had trusted...
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St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Bill Reid, Sacramento’s Irishman of the Year in 1971, appeared as guest of honor at a St. Patrick’s Day dinner at the Sacramento Inn....
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Reflect: Runway Ready

2012: Models wearing designs by Janelle Cardenas prepare for the catwalk at Sacramento Fashion Week’s Designer Showcase in the Elks Tower Ballroom.2021: A style-packed...
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Winter Wonderland

A rare Sacramento snowfall created this chilly scene at Capitol Park on March 14, 1942.
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Here Comes Santa Claus

SANTA GREETS A CROWD ASSEMBLED on K Street between Sixth and Seventh streets in this photograph taken during Sacramento’s Christmas Parade in November 1940. The...
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A Look Back: Retail Madness

Throngs of shoppers attended the Oct. 20, 1989 grand opening of Nordstrom at Arden Fair, as seen in this Sacramento Bee photo by Jay Mather. That same day, the mall unveiled...
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A Look Back: News Team Supreme

This year, Sacramento Magazine’s Best of Sacramento Party was canceled due to the pandemic. While we await next year’s event, let’s remember our first-ever Best of Sacramento...