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Title
Flood 1861-1862; K Street near Front Street
Date Created and/or Issued
1861
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 1861 photograph shows flooding at K and Front Streets. A nine-year stretch of calm weather was broken with record flooding in the winter of 1861/1862. The "What Cheer House" saloon is prominent to the right of the photograph as is Ebner's Hotel. Boats and rafts are visible to the steepled structure in the distance, Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church at Seventh and K Streets. While horses and cattle were aggressively protected, pigs and poultry were left to their own devices, making for a grim clean up days later.
Type
Image
Identifier
886
http://cdm15248.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15248coll1/id/2863
Subject
Floods and Flooding
Street Scenes
Taverns
Hotels and Motels
Source
Sacramento Room Photograph Collection

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