More Nut Tree Memories!

Pop took the boys out for a day of fun in the 1950s!

Nut Tree train

Here comes the Nut Tree Express, circa 1950s.

Dad with 2 sons on mini train

Dad with the boys, ready to take a ride.

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On the hunt!

We are committed to preserving amateur images of local Sacramento sights. If you have some slides or photos to share or donate, please contact us!

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Jingle Jingle Jingle!

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!

This lucky girl is proud of her cookie!

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Sacramento News and Review likes us!

Thanks to SNR for including us in their list of Sacramento’s best!

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Hungry for more?

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!

Boston? Dude Ranch under the blue sky Florence? Mid 50s!

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Modesto Architecture Festival

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:

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Jack’s Shoe Shop

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

not sure of the location

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Corti Brothers on Folsom Blvd

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!

Exterior shot of Corti Brothers market in late '60s.

Corti Brothers at 3195 Folsom Blvd

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Vic’s Ice Cream, Land Park 1968

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! Ice Cream parlor in 1968

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El Chico sign

1968, 15th and Broadway. This is where 15th dead-ends into Broadway. Side of the Tower Theatre. Beautiful neon!

Neon signs and car driving by.

15th & Broadway, 1968.

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