Thursday, August 30, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Whitey's Jolly Kone: A long time favorite of West Sacramento old-timers who remember"Whitey Boisclair" behind the fountain. When the girls played Bobby Sox baseball, Whitey treated the winning teams to ice cream. In the end everybody met at Whitey's after the games so the loosing team could get a treat too! Photo by Barbara Smith
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Fire Station 41, one of West Sacramento's original fire stations, was built in 1939. The newly remodeled 4,000 square foot station has new living quarters, a community room, and exercise room. Photo by Barbara Smith.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Supervisor Mike McGowan and his grandson enjoyed the grand opening of the Delta Gardens Park. Mike McGowan served as the first mayor of West Sacramento when we became incorporated in 1987 and has been a good friend of our City.
Below is the new mascot for the West Sacrmento Parks and Recreation District, Mooie Armstrong, and the winner of the contest to name the mascot (I don't have his name...please email me if you know).
Photos by Barbara Smith
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
James Marshall High School home of the "Wildcats" was built in 1954. In 1979, it was consolidated with Washington High School to form River City High School. Photo by Barbara Smith
Class of 64'- A four year high school, our graduating class had over 300 students. We had open campus and could walk home for lunch. The Marshall Wildcats belonged to the Golden Empire League--and had championship football, track and baseball teams. Principal was Mr. Lockhart and the yearbook was named the "Argonaut". We painted our names on the street in front of the high school to celebrate our graduation. It as the "hards" vs the "surfers"...my boyfriend had a Chevy Nomad station wagon with a surfboard mounted on top.
On Friday nights we all would hang out at Kelly's Drive-in and order suicide cokes--then drive in to Sacramento to cruise K Street. The kids from our side of the river had the reputation of being "BAD" back then. On Saturday nights we would go to the Old State Fair Grounds to the dances held at the Governor's Hall to dance and enter the dance contests. At the end of the night, the fighting would start. We had to duck down to keep from getting hit with folding chairs being thrown across the room. When the Paddy Wagon pulled up at the door everyone scrammed and it usually drove off with a fair amount of "West Sac, Broderick and Bryte kids" loaded inside. On Sundays we would beg for a ride out to Helvetia Park on the old River Road to Woodland. After our swim we would eat the home made French fries from the snack bar.
Do you have a memory of going to this high school? If so, please add your comment.
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Saturday, August 18, 2007
The thistle is the national flower of Scotland. Legend has it that a Viking attacker stepped on one at night and cried out, so alerting the defenders of a Scottish castle. Photo by Alexis Sanborn, West Sacramento.
Friday, August 17, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Members of the Dharma Realm Buddhist Association.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Years ago it was not unusal to see Street Walkers in West Sacramento...these Geese Walkers were spotted on Linden Road... Photo by Barbara Smith.
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Upper:The old Senator Garage building, 521 C Street was built in 1915
and is on the list of historical sites and buildings in West Sacramento.
Photo by D. Norton Johnson.
Lower: Senator Garage Gas Pumps. Golden Eagle was the California brand for
Wasatch Oil Company of Utah which was later acquired by Ultramar. Photo by Christy Jourdan.
Friday, August 10, 2007
Thursday, August 9, 2007
The California Fuel Cell Partnership is a collaboration of 31 organizations that believe fuel cell vehicles powered by hydrogen have the potential to change the future of transportation. Photo by Barbara Smith, August 2007.
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Monday, August 6, 2007
Sunday, August 5, 2007
The 573,000-square-foot mail facility is a major U.S. Postal Service hub in Northern California, employing more than 1,200 people and processing 8 to 10 million pieces of mail daily. Photo by Barbara Smith.