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      May 30, 2019

      Thursday   5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

      1020 O Street
      Sacramento, California 95814

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      CA State Archives Speaker Series: Mary Helmich on Sac's Railroad Shops

      Mary A. Helmich will be discussing her new book, A Legacy in Brick & Iron: Sacramento’s Central & Southern Pacific Railroad Shops, co-authored with Kevin V. Bunker, which describes the history of the Central and Southern Pacific Railroad shops – at one time the largest heavy industrial complex west of the Mississippi River and currently under development as the Railyards – before the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. Focusing on the complex’s wide variety of industries, innovations, and jobs performed by railroad workers, the book captures the evolution of the city’s industry and the implications of this history beyond the Sacramento region. Helmich, formerly of the California State Archives and California State Parks, has been interpreting and preserving California's past for over 40 years, authoring exhibits, interpretive plans, histories, reports, and web content; she continues to consult on history-related projects and programs.

      Cost: Free - Free, but ticketed event; please visit our web page

      Categories: Literary & Books | Museums & Attractions

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