A Look Back

Dance of the Flowers

In the 1950s, Sacramento’s annual Camellia Festival flourished as a 10-day-long celebration of the city’s official flower, and included a parade, a ball and...

In Honor of Valentine’s Day

We bring you a Sacramento love story. During World War II, Louise Stephens and Walter Parker Jones Jr. were married in a red brick...

Working for Change

In 1973, Grace Douglas founded Rumble, a newsletter that gave voice to Sacramento’s black communities. The bimonthly publication soon gained a circulation of more...

Newsies

In the 1920s, being a “paper boy” for The Sacramento Bee came with some cachet. Paper carriers got to ride a train to Lincoln...

So Many Shoppers

In case you think Black Friday is a recent phenomenon, you’ll be enlightened by this photo of 10th and K streets on the day...

Matrix Revisited

THEN: In 1977, 15 women artists formed Matrix Workshop of Women Artists, which held classes, workshops, lectures and art shows. The group helped develop...

Iconic Eatery

The Rosemount Grill enjoyed a reputation as one of Sacramento’s finest dining establishments during the time this photo was taken in 1935. The restaurant...

A Look Back: Some Gave All

U.S. NAVY ENSIGN DAVID LESTER COLE, 22, was aboard the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor when it was bombed on Dec. 7, 1941, making...

Happily Ever After

GOODWIN KNIGHT WAS THE FIRST GOVERNOR of California to get married while in office. A widower, Knight, who served from 1953 to 1958, is...

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...

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