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A catalog for a celebration of The New Sacramento – marking the occasion of electricity successfully illuminating Sacramento for the very first time.
Page 8 of the program reads:
“At 4 o’clock, July 13th, the booming of 100 guns announced the birth of the New Sacramento. At that hour the lighting from the electric powerhouse at Folsom, twenty-three miles away, generated by water power of the American River, arrived. The incandescent glass bulbs on the switchboard leapt to life and the steady buzz and hum of the whirling magnet proclaimed that Sacramento is the 1st city in the world to receive electric energy from a distance so great… “
The celebration of The New Sacramento on September 9, 1895 featured, appropriately, an Electric Carnival.