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Local and California History

The stories of our region

Through historical photographs, newspaper archives and local government documents, our collections tell the story of Davis, the Greater Sacramento region, and the State of California. Explore where we are, and where we’ve been.

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Over 130 collections covering history in California from 1850 to present.

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Davisville 1905

Scenes and documents record the history of the town’s effort to secure the University Farm site for Davisville.

McKinnon and Ruble Families Papers

The life of Aloysius John McKinnon, M.D. (1870-1933), a physician and rancher in the California Delta region during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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