Dignitaries, including Michael De Young and Mayor Rolph, on the steps of San Francisco City Hall welcoming "Grizzlies" (soldiers) returning from World War I. From the Hamilton Henry Dobbin collection. 1919
San Francisco City Hall after the Earthquake and Fire, April 1906
Cut off from the large publishing centers of the eastern U.S. and hampered by the Union blockade, Southern states resorted to printing their own school books, legal documents and accounts of the war.
On May 13, 1846, the U.S. Congress declared war on Mexico. (Capture of Monterey, Carl Nebel, 1851)
The formation of the Sacramento Zouaves, an African American military company formed after the Civil War in the event of another war.
It reached 134 degrees F at Furnace Creek Ranch in Death Valley, California on July 10, 1913. According to the World Meteorological Organiza...
Election Ballot in Favor of the Union. The backs of many of these rare ballots featured Civil War battle scenes and symbols.
Jack Johnson was the 1908 World Heavyweight Champion. He held that title until April 5, 1915.