A Look Back

Ms. Mayor

BELLE COOLEDGE WAS A WOMAN OF FIRSTS. She served as Sacramento’s first woman mayor in 1948 and 1949, after coming in first at the...

Going Once, Going Twice…

FOR A SHORT TIME IN 1978, it looked like Tom Fat was going to own the Delta King riverboat. On Jan. 27 of that...

A Look Back: Under the Big Top

BEFORE MARKET SQUARE AT ARDEN FAIR, there was Food Circus. With 35,000 square feet of space, this forerunner to the modern-day food court opened...

A Look Back: Willie Wins

Sacramento Bee photographer Owen Brewer captured this image of Willie Brown on Dec. 2, 1980, just after Brown had been voted speaker of the California State Assembly....

A Look Back: Gemco

THE CENTER FOR SACRAMENTO HISTORY ran this photo on its Facebook page three years ago, and it quickly became one of the most “liked”...

Party Like It’s 1939

PLENTY OF SONG AND DANCE, including a performance by the unnamed group pictured above, entertained crowds at “Roaring Camp,” an ambitious, three-month-long celebration held...

A Look Back: Forest Fun

THEN: In 1928, outdoor games at Camp Sacramento included a “tug-o-war.” The city of Sacramento opened the camp in 1920, and it rapidly gained...

Flashback: Sacramento’s First TV show HOST

It's 1953. The On Air sign goes red for the first locally produced television show in Sacramento. Gene Nelson presents Sacramento Varieties, a live...

A City Takes Flight

Break out the peanuts and pop open your eardrums, because it's time to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Sacramento International Airport.On Oct. 21, 1967,...

30 Years of Change

In 1975, Sacramento magazine was born. Then called Sacramento Valley Lifestyle, the magazine debuted in January that year, and carried a note from publisher...

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