Friday, February 10, 2012

Bustling Riverfront

This photo is courtesy of the Center for Sacramento History. It’s taken in the late 1930’s when the riverfront was lined with industries including boat construction.

1 comment:

wburg said...

I think the boatyard to the right mostly built barges and steam-powered riverboats for river traffic--carrying raw materials to Sacramento from other points on the river, and carrying finished goods downriver to ports at Oakland and San Francisco. Being a manufacturing and transportation hub meant making the vehicles used for transportation--we also made streetcars and steam locomotives.