Tensions are running high between the eager students and the police… just look at the expression on the young girls face who is talking to the policeman (see the blow-up for a better view). I’m gonna guess that this is in Land Park?
We are always on the lookout for slides showing the Sacramento region from the ’40s through the ’80s! If you are thinking of throwing out that box of grandma’s old slides, please consider donating it to our Vintage Sacramento collection!
Vintage Sacramento invites you to visit our little brothers over on tumblr. We serve up great pics of Sacramento miscellany on our Vintage Sacramento tumblr blog. When we find old newspapers and vintage ads, this will be the place to see them!
“If I could talk to the animals…” is how the song from “Doctor Dolittle” starts, and in this 1968 photo, it’s the feature playing at the Crest! It’s summertime on K Street and it’s a bustling place. Check out the sweet red Corvair on the left, and that beautiful canary dress on the woman crossing up ahead! One pic is a detail so you can zoom on into the scene! — at K Street Mall.
The venerable Tower Theatre, circa 1968. I’m reposting this as I have just noticed that there was an antique store in the space that now houses Tower Cafe. I wasn’t aware of that… assumed it had been Tower Drug/Records. Anyone recall what else was in the space?
Please hold tight while we make some improvements to the site.
According to The Sacramento Bee, it is “thought to be the nation’s oldest such event.” These pictures date back to the 1966 Camellia Festival. Look at all the preparation going into their parade entry, but don’t overlook helpful Gertrude’s fur- such fancy attire for a float-making party in the garage!