Sacramento's K Street: Where Our City Was Born

Sacramento's K Street: Where Our City Was Born

by William Burg


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From its founding, K Street mirrored the entrepreneurial development of California's capital city. Initially the storefront for gold seekers trampling a path between the Sacramento River and Sutter's Fort, K Street soon became the hub of California's first stagecoach, railroad and riverboat networks. Over the years, K Street boasted saloons and vaudeville houses, the neon buzz of jazz clubs and movie theaters, as well as the finest hotels and department stores. For the postwar generation, K Street was synonymous with Christmas shopping and teenage cruising. From the Golden Eagle and Buddy Baer's to Weinstock's and the Alhambra Theatre, join historian William Burg as he chronicles the legacy of Sacramento's K Street, once a boulevard of aspirations and bustling commerce and now home to a spirit of renewal.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609494254
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 07/17/2012
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

William Burg moved to Midtown Sacramento in 1993. In 2003 he became interested in local history and neighborhood activism, returning to college and graduating from Sacramento State University's Public History program in 2010. He joined Sacramento Old City in 2007 and became president in 2012. This is his sixth book about Sacramento.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7

Introduction 9

Chapter 1 Embarcadero 13

Chapter 2 Raising 29

Chapter 3 Progress and Prosperity 48

Chapter 4 Street Jazz 76

Chapter 5 The Sacramento Scramble 107

Chapter 6 The Shadow of the Alhambra 130

Notes 151

Index 157

About the Author 160

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