A fascinating new book about North Sacramento will have it’s exclusive premier at a special event scheduled for Thursday evening, September 16th at 1616 Del Paso Blvd. from 5:30 until 7:30PM.
This free event will feature a talk and visual presentation by the author, Veronica Ehrenreich-Risner, a librarian and professor at CSUS who has worked for the past 3 years to assemble this stirring volume of vintage imagery, and will allow time for questions and answers, as well as a book signing. This will be the first opportunity to purchase this latest title in the “Images of America” series from the county’s leading publisher of local and regional history books. Relive this exciting time when a thriving, self contained downtown along Del Paso Blvd provided all the necessities for daily living. During WW1 the nation’s largest manufacturing facility of Jenny aircraft for the war effort was on a dirt road that is now Del Paso Boulevard. The city of North Sacramento was incorporated in 1923 and grew up around the Woodlake residential development, the "Pasadena of the North" as it was billed at the time, and it remains one of Sacramento’s quiet jewels, still largely undiscovered. You will hear about the incredibly close election of 1964 that unified the North Sacramento city into its larger neighbor to the south and began a long, slow decline that has taken the past 20 years of redevelopment efforts to reverse. Don’t miss this opportunity to share in the colorful history of Sacramento’s first suburb to the north of the American River!
This event is sponsored by the North Sacramento Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Del Paso Boulevard Partnership.