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New Acquisition: Pony Express Bible

Pony Express Bible Donated


Joe Nardone, the Master Historian of the Pony Express, generously donated to the Foundation an original “1858 RUSSELL, MAJORS & WADDELL” Bible.  These Bibles originally ordered by the company in 1858 have come to be known as Pony Express Bibles and stand as one of the most noteworthy “association copies” in Western overland history.… Read more >>


Coming Up: Weird & Wacky Archives Crawl Oct. 7th

The annual Archives Crawl is rapidly approaching! The State Library’s California History Room will be participating again with some “weird and wonderful collections” on display. In addition, scavenger hunt partipants will be entered into a drawing with a chance to win a Samsung Tab 4 Nook. Three Nooks will go to K-5 grade students, three to 6-12 grade students, and three to adult participants.… Read more >>


Alfred A. Hart Monument Unveiled by Mead B. Kibbey

One of Alfred A. Hart’s many breathtaking images held at the California State Library, Special Collections

On Monday morning, August 21, Foundation Board Member Mead B. Kibbey dedicated a beautiful granite monument dedicated to pioneer photographer Alfred A. Hart. The ceremony took place before an appreciative audience at Sacramento’s Historic Old City Cemetery.… Read more >>



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