Sacramento History Online

Historic Sacramento Photograph and Document Archive



View Large Image
Title
[Electric railroad, Oak Park, ca. 1905]
Date
Description
1 photoprint ; 8 x 10 in.
Subject(s)
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.
Owning
Institution
Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento Room
Copyright
Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento Room
Filing
Location
PICTURE FILE
Other
Formats
Photo no. 1052
You may refine your search results or perform a new search by returning to the search page.