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Children on Parade During Days of ’49
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Sacramento Room Photographs
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This May 23, 1922, photograph captures a procession of costumed children moving down through the 600 block of J Street during the Days of ’49 celebration. The event was started in 1922 to commemorate the founding of Sacramento. The parade included a reenactment of Captain John Sutter’s exploration of the area and eventual founding of the fort that would bear his name. Seventy-five Native Americans were brought in from various Nevada reservations to make the event more authentic. Along another stretch of J Street, a skirmish was reenacted as Sutter is rescued from the group by the Captain’s namesake militia, the Sutter Rifles, which was made up of men stationed at Mather Field.
Street Scenes
Parades and Processions
Festivals and Celebrations
Sacramento Room Photograph Collection

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