News: Local history

A collection of posts that shed a light on the city of Davis, California and the surrounding areas.
You’ve probably heard Johnny Cash’s famous song, “Folsom Prison Blues,” and may know that Cash performed his live album, Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison, at the prison in January 1968. But did you know that his first concert at Folsom Prison was 50 years ago today? On November 8, 1966 ...
November 8, 2016 • Sara Gunasekara
9/50 As we are in the midst of pear season here in Northern California, it seems apt to highlight the McKinnon and Ruble Families Papers this week. This collection focuses on the life and career of Aloysius John McKinnon, M.D. (1870-1933); the Ruble family of his ...
August 30, 2016 • Sara Gunasekara
6/50 In celebration of the centennial of Lassen Volcanic National Park which occurs today, we are featuring our Eastman’s Originals Collection, which holds a number of historic images of the park. The Eastman Originals Collection contains photographs, negatives, and postcards for a wide variety ...
August 9, 2016 • Sara Gunasekara
One hundred years ago this week, the Yolo Causeway was dedicated in a four day celebration which lasted from May 11-14, 1916. When it was completed in 1916, the Yolo Causeway became a vital link in the California state highway system because it was the first all year, all weather ...
May 11, 2016 • Sara Gunasekara
Here is this week’s post in our Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) centennial series. This image is from our Panama-Pacific International Exposition Collection. C.F. Sauer Company’s exhibit in the Food Building at the PPIE, 1915. ...
September 11, 2015 • Sara Gunasekara
The last feature in our Travel Tuesday series takes us to Yuba Pass, California. The image below,  from our Eastman Originals Collection, was taken in 1941. “Camp Pioneer Lodge” on the Yuba Pass, Calif., 1941. ...
September 8, 2015 • Sara Gunasekara