A Look Back

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...

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”...

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