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Title  [Electric railroad, Oak Park, ca. 1905]
Description  1 photoprint ; 8 x 10 in.
Subject(s)  Street Railroads--California--Sacramento (47), Sacramento (Calif.)--Photographs (184), Oak Park (Sacramento, Calif.)--Photographs (2), Sacramento River (Calif.) (240)

Photographic prints (633), Photographic postcards (55)

Summary  The first electric rail service in Sacramento ran out to sleepy Oak Park in February 1891; but by the time this shot was snapped ca. 1905 Oak Park and much of the outlying area was heading toward a land boom similar to the one that swelled the Fair Oaks and Orangevale colonies from 1887 to 1893. After the turn of the century some of the large land grants and properties were broken up and subdivided but the parceling out of the massive Rancho Del Paso acreage began a new wave of realtors, investors and families eager to become a part of the Northern California dream. Oak Park grew by leaps and bounds and was incorporated into Sacramento in 1911. In decline for many years, Oak Park is staging a revival and attempting to reclaim historic buildings long abandoned and ignored.
Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento Room
Copyright  Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento Room
Photo no. 1052

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