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From the first river vessels built by Native Americans in the Sacramento Valley to the vast networks of irrigated croplands created in the early 20th century, transportation and agriculture have had a long and storied past in the area in and around Sacramento. This online digital archive is a wonderful repository of items related to these two thematic areas created by a partnership of California organizations (including the Sacramento Public Library and the Sacramento Archives), with generous funding from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. Within the site visitors can search for various pieces of printed materials located here by decade, topic, or document type, or just browse around through various subtopics for either agriculture or transportation. Other resources available here include an introductory essay, a timeline, and lesson plans for educators. The site is rounded out by two very nice archival film clips, with one highlighting hop production on the Horst Ranch, and the other clip highlighting the importance of Victory Gardens in Sacramento during the Second World War.
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