California History Section Display

Rear view of female sword swallower on platform at Clyde Beatty Circus, Hill and Washington Streets. Shows audience watching. Los Angeles, 1946. Seated portrait of Charles Wallace Jacob Johnson with his invention (a tuba-like instrument) and a guitar, ca. 1890. Elevated view of roof, towers, weathervane of Winchester Mystery House. Two people visible in one tower.

It Came from the Archives?!
The Weird, Wacky and Wonderful
Treasures in our library

Have you ever puzzled over the Mystery Spot or wondered why California had an emperor? Do you want to take a tour of the Winchester Mystery House? See the stranger aspects of California's past and prime your appetite for the wild sights at our next big event, the Sacramento Archives Crawl, in the California History Section's latest book, photograph and ephemera display "It Came from the Archives?! The Weird, Wacky and Wonderful Treasures in our Library." You won't be disappointed but hurry, this display is only up through the end of October.

Our monthly display is available for viewing from 9:30-4 Monday-Friday (excluding State holidays) in the California History Section, 900 N Street, Room 200, Sacramento, CA 95814. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

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