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[Dawn of Gold Pageant, Sacramento Golden Empire Centennial, 1939] (11 views)
McCurry Foto Co
Date Created and/or Issued
Publication Information
[Sacramento, Calif. : McCurry
Contributing Institution
California State Library
California History Section Picture Catalog
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View 1 (2009-1455). View of burro train seen walking in a landscape set. Other actors are seen informally standing in foreground -- View 2 (2009-1456). View of a covered wagons pulled by oxen. Two actors are seen sitting in wagon. Stadium bleachers are seen in distance -- View 3 (2009-1457). View of covered wagons stopped while actors portraying American Indians are seen galloping on horses toward wagons. One actor is wearing a headdress. The stadium bleachers are seen in the background.
View 4 (2009-1458). View of covered wagon on right and actors portraying American Indians on horses at left. Stadium bleachers are seen in the background -- View 5 (2009-1459). View of actors and set props for pageant, including a stagecoach. A large group of actors is seen informally standing around. The stadium bleachers are seen behind set -- View 6 (2009-1460). View of oxen pulling a covered wagon. Two actors are seen sitting in front of wagon.
View 7 (2009-1461). View of burros with loaded packs, a man on a horse, and other actors standing around with set props behind them -- View 8 (2009-1462). View of actors dressed in costumes to portray American Indians in pageant. Some actors are wearing headdresses -- View 9 (2009-1463). View of women actors near a covered wagon pulled by horses -- View 10 (2009-1464). View of a train of covered wagons pulled by horses. Stadium bleachers are seen in background.
View 11 (2009-1465). View of a stage coach pulled by a team of horses. Set props are seen behind stagecoach.
View of the Dawn of Gold Pageant, held in Sacramento as part of the Golden Empire Centennial, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the arrival of John Sutter and the starting of the City of Sacramento. The Dawn of Gold Pageant was held in August 1939 at the Sacramento Stadium and featured 2,000 Sacramentans portaying the history of the Sacramento region.
Also have negatives: 2009-1455, no. 3503a (4 x 5 in.); 2009-1456, no. 3503b (4 x 5 in.); 2009-1457, no. 3503c (4 x 5 in.); 2009-1458, no. 3503d (4 x 5 in.); 2009-1459, no. 3503e (4 x 5 in.); 2009-1460, no. 3503f (4 x 5 in.); 2009-1461, no. 3503g (4 x 5 in.); 2009-1462, no. 3503h (4 x 5 in.); 2009-1463, no. 3503i (4 x 5 in.); 2009-1464, no. 3503j (4 x 5 in.); 2009-1465, no. 3503k (4 x 5 in.).
Nonprojected graphic
11 photographic prints ; 3 7/8 x 5 in.
Centennial celebrations--California--Sacramento
Covered wagons--California--Sacramento
Historical pageants--California--Sacramento
Historical reenactments--California--Sacramento
Horse teams--California--Sacramento
Stage props--California--Sacramento
Wagon trains--California--Sacramento
Sacramento (Calif.)--Photographs
Photographic prints
Sacramento (Calif.)

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