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!
Not a good time for a question?
Pop took the boys out for a day of fun in the 1950s!
Here comes the Nut Tree Express, circa 1950s.
Dad with the boys, ready to take a ride.
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While Vacaville isn’t officially in the “Vintage Sacramento” jurisdiction, who would deny Nut Tree’s importance in our local history! Well, this shot is the first of a series we’ll be posting, to get everyone in the holiday mood!
This lucky girl is proud to have her own cookie (lucky!) on her 1960s trip to the former roadside institution on the way to San Francisco!
This lucky girl is proud of her cookie!
As we sift through stacks of slides in search of Sacramento-specific sights, we’ve found a whole bunch of great images from around the world. Now, we’re sharing them on Tumblr. Click on over and follow us there to see more amazing vintage amateur photos!
Hey Sacramentans, if you’re looking for a quick road trip and want to see some mid-century-modern gems, head down 99 to Modesto this week! I did the self-guided downtown walking tour and the driving tour and saw some inspiring MCM buildings! Check out their website for the full schedule: http://www.modestoarchfest.com/
I need some help on this one… it looks SO familiar, but I can’t quite place it. Mid-20’s between K and Capitol would be my guess…
not sure of the location
This shot was mentioned in the SacTown Magazine article in the June/July issue. This is the corner of 32nd St and Folsom Blvd- the location of Corti Brothers back in the mid-late 60s!
Corti Brothers at 3195 Folsom Blvd
Did you see the Food Quiz in today’s Sacramento Bee? I learned a lot from Elaine Corn and Maryellen Burns culinary questions! And since Vic’s was featured in one of their questions, it seemed like a good time to scan and post this treat! I didn’t know that Vic’s is the 2nd oldest ice creamery in Sacramento—it opened in 1947. The awning and the reflection in the pavement make this one pop… and I’m not even commenting on the gas prices! Happy Memorial Day weekend!