This photo and many more like it can be found in the Sacramento Public Library’s Sacramento Room which is open to the public Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 1 to 5, and Thursday 1 to 8.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Sacramento History Photo of the Week: Issue No. 8
Residence of William R. Strong, circa 1880. Strong shared his "G" Street residence with wife Jane, son Charles, and daughter Ella. A New Yorker by birth, he came to Sacramento during the Gold Rush. Having found no luck in mining, Strong became a merchant, only to see three business ventures foiled - two by fire, one by flood. In time, however, he found stability in a produce business that would draw from its own nursery and orchard. A life that symbolized the dauntlessness of a city that he would come to call home came to an end in 1905 at 88 years.