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Sheep Shearer’s Children In Lake Tahoe

May 18, 2015

 William Bolt was my two-times great grandfather. An adventurous spirit, as a young man in the late 1880s he traveled back and forth from St. Louis, Missouri to Laramie, Wyoming with his cousin Harry to work as sheep shearers. Lucky for me, his passion for storytelling compelled him to keep a detailed journal of...

Vintage Sacramento
Look at how adorable these two cuties are! This is Mrs Porter’s…

May 12, 2015
Look at how adorable these two cuties are! This is Mrs Porter’s…



Look at how adorable these two cuties are! This is Mrs Porter’s 1st Grade Music class in 1958 Sacramento, and I’m not sure if they’re about to perform for their classmates, or if it’s show-and-tell time!


Vintage Sacramento
Mother deserves an award for her contributions to the twins…

May 10, 2015
Mother deserves an award for her contributions to the twins…

Mother deserves an award for her contributions to the twins Camellia Parade entries! Ummm, looks like the brother on the left might want to lay off the rubber cement fumes for a bit! Happy Mothers Day from 1958!

Vintage Sacramento
Here comes Creepy Cottontail! He’s bringing joy to the…

Apr 1, 2015
Here comes Creepy Cottontail! He’s bringing joy to the…



Here comes Creepy Cottontail! He’s bringing joy to the kids in this 1960 pic taken in Land Park’s Fairy Tale Town!


Bamboo and More
Howdy, Old Town San Diego

Howdy, Old Town San Diego

I’ve lived in California almost three decades, and this was my first visit to San Diego. I still can’t believe it took me this long, especially since San Diego is reputed to have the best gardening climate in all of California. The winters are mild and so are the summers, especially along the...

Davis Vanguard
Our Social Darwinists Then and Now

Our Social Darwinists Then and Now

by Claire Goldstene Over the past few weeks, listening to Congressman Paul Ryan has had me thinking about the place of Social Darwinism in American politics. Ryan, the 2012 vice-presidential candidate and potential 2016 presidential contender, has rather suddenly repudiated his years-long fondness for dividing America between the “makers” and the “takers.” As part...

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Vintage Sacramento
1958 Scouts Parade in downtown Sacramento.

Feb 4, 2015
1958 Scouts Parade in downtown Sacramento.

1958 Scouts Parade in downtown Sacramento.

My West Sacramento Photo of the Day
The Bryte Boys…fun on the river circa 1930!

The Bryte Boys…fun on the river circa 1930!

Thank you Linda Balakin Boerlin for sharing this great photo of her dad and his buddies...The Bryte Boys were Al Beebe, George Kristoff, Bill Balakin, George Roberti, Mike Karakos and Walt Roberti. Linda is not sure of the date but her dad Bill was bor...

Vintage Sacramento
Not actually in Sacramento, but it’s close enough, and…

Jan 8, 2015
Not actually in Sacramento, but it’s close enough, and…









Not actually in Sacramento, but it’s close enough, and worth a look at those beautiful MGs!

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It’s time for a road trip! 1985 trip to California’s Gold Country… 


Vintage Sacramento
Check out the expression on the boy in plaid’s face (on…

Dec 8, 2014
Check out the expression on the boy in plaid’s face (on…



Check out the expression on the boy in plaid’s face (on the left)! This precious class photo is courtesy of Steve Cotton, circa 1962-63, from Earl Leggett School in Fair Oaks.


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