Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sacramento History Photo of the Week: Issue No. 10

Burnett Miller of Burnett and Sons, circa 1977. Following the surge of industry to the northerly sections of the Flats, Burnett and Sons, one of the longest-standing lumber and milling firms in the city (founded in 1869), moved to its current 11th and “C” location in 1932. The company was founded by Philetus Burnett in 1869, but its highest profile operator has been the great-great grandson of the founder, R. Burnett Miller, whose career has also seen stints as a member of the U.S. 11th Armored Division during the Battle of the Bulge, a Sacramento City Councilman (1972-77) and Mayor of Sacramento (1982-83).

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.

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