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Video: Families fight to save Dewitt Theater in Auburn

Video: Families fight to save Dewitt Theater in Auburn

The Dewitt Theater in Auburn, CA is slated to be demolished and replaced with a parking lot in a proposed site plan by Costco. Constructed by the U.S. government 70 years ago on a portion of the historic Bell land as part of a World War II hospital complex, it enjoyed important entertainment service to...

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Reflections of a journaling fool

Nov 16, 2013
Reflections of a journaling fool

As a kid who read Holocaust memoirs and most every thing written by V.C. Andrews, I had this morbid fantasy about dying young and having my diary, you know, live on and touch the world.Well, thank gawd that did not happen. Because after perusing t...

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Sac History Happenings
Stereoscopic photo exhibit to have railroad museumgoers doing a double-take

Stereoscopic photo exhibit to have railroad museumgoers doing a double-take

Unlike the ubiquitous cellphone snappers of today, individuals who wished to photograph the development of the transcontinental railroad in the 1860s — and actually had the equipment to do to — were extremely rare. “Double Ex...

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“Changes for the Better”

Sep 9, 2013
“Changes for the Better”

“Changes for the Better” This week LiveWire is happy to welcome back Caverly Morgan from One House of Peace who will be in town to ...

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So long, but see you at Sacbee’s History Section

Today Sac History Happenings ceases operation as a branded blog. I want to thank Amanda Graham of the Sacramento Public Library and Michael Dolgushkin of the California State Library for their postings these past 2-1/2 years. We hope that in...

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Sample local history and local beer at Untapped Sacramento Sept. 12

Sample local history and local beer at Untapped Sacramento Sept. 12

Where can you learn about the history of Sacramento's beer industry and sample some of the city's best local beers made today? Head to the Center Sacramento History next Thursday for a special, behind-the-scenes peek at rare brewery artifacts in...

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Home tour celebrates the Mansion Flats neighborhood

Home tour celebrates the Mansion Flats neighborhood

Since 1975 the Sacramento Old City Association has offered docent tours of historic buildings in the Midtown and Downtown areas. This year's event honors the Mansion Flats Neighborhood with an inside look at five homes ranging from the stately Old...

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Celebrate California’s birthday at the State Capitol this Monday

Celebrate California’s birthday at the State Capitol this Monday

This Monday marks the 163rd anniversary of the the admission of California into the United States. Celebrate this milestone at the State Capitol. Visitors will be treated with live cake and ice cream provided by California State Parks and the...

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Check out your treasures at Folsom’s Antique Evaluation Day

Check out your treasures at Folsom’s Antique Evaluation Day

Want to know more about an antique or collectible you own? Here's a chance to get advice from 13 knowledgeable appraisers with expertise in a variety of specialties: quilts, furniture, jewelry, paintings, coins, baskets, weapons and much more. It's all...

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Cemetery tour explores the Capitol’s stories and secrets

Cemetery tour explores the Capitol’s stories and secrets

The movers, shakers, artisans and common folks who made the the state's Capitol Building a reality are the subject of the next Historic City Cemetery tour. Come hear the stories, scandals and secrets behind the construction of Sacramento's signature structure....

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