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Title
Dawn of Gold and Historical Spectacle
Date Created and/or Issued
1939
Contributing Institution
Sacramento Public Library
Collection
Sacramento Room Photographs
Rights Information
This image may be protected by Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.). Copyright restrictions applying to the reproduction and use of this image are available from the Sacramento Public Library.
Description
This photograph captures the pyrotechnics of the Dawn of Gold and Historical Spectacle, held at Sacramento Municipal Stadium in August of 1939 to celebrate the Golden Empire Centennial. The event lasted three days and provided music and reenactments of seminal moments in the development of Sacramento and the State of California. The arrival of Captain John Sutter at the mouth of the American River, the Bear Flag Rebellion, the demise of the Donner Party, the discovery of gold, and the Gay Nineties were some of the more notable events included. The venue's name would later be changed to Hughes Stadium.
Type
Image
Identifier
821
http://cdm15248.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15248coll1/id/1423
Subject
Festivals and Celebrations
Arenas and Stadiums
Fireworks
Source
Sacramento Room Photograph Collection

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