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Title
[Oxen and covered wagon leaving Sutter's Fort for Bay Bridge celebration, 1936]
Contributor
McCurry Foto Co
Date Created and/or Issued
1936
Contributing Institution
California State Library
Collection
California History Section Picture Catalog
Rights Information
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Description
2009-1063.
View of 5 team of oxen and a covered wagon at Sutter's Fort prior to departure for the Bay Bridge opening celebration on November 12, 1936. The photograph was taken on November 5, 1936 for the Oakland Bay Bridge Commission. Governor Frank Merriam is seen with a group of men in the left background. A cowboy on horseback is seen in right foreground. Tom Cowan, seen in the left foreground with staff in hand, is the driver of the team. The lead oxen are Babe and Mose.
Sacramento's contribution to the celebration of the opening of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge was the Progress of Transportation Pageant. The Pageant consisted of a different form of transportation leaving Sutter's Fort each day, traveling to San Francisco for the opening. Pageant was sponsored by the Sacramento Chamber of Commerce. The covered wagon, pulled by a ten-ox team, left Sutter's Fort on Nov. 5th. Driven by Tom Cowan.
Type
image
Format
Unmediated
Sheet
Photographs.
Nonprojected graphic
Extent
1 photographic print ; 8 x 10 in.
Identifier
(C)001393031CSL01-Aleph
(DRA)VVW-6382
Language
English
Subject
Merriam, Frank Finley,, 1865-1955--Photographs
Celebrations--California--Sacramento
Covered wagons--California--Sacramento
Cowboys--California--Sacramento
Governors--California--Sacramento
Horses--California--Sacramento
Oxen--California--Sacramento
Sacramento (Calif.)--Photographs
Sutter's Fort (Sacramento, Calif.)--Photographs
San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (Oakland and San Francisco, Calif.)--Photographs
Photographic prints
Place
California
Sacramento
Sacramento (Calif.)
Sutter's Fort (Sacramento, Calif.)
San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (Oakland and San Francisco, Calif.)

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