Tag Archives: William Burg

Coming Soon: Sacramento Renaissance

July 23, 2013

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Stan Lunetta on drums, Harrell Wiley on piano, and unidentified bass and guitar players rehearse for the Bill Rase jazz band. Stan Lunetta.

History Press West is thrilled to announce a new Sacramento title on the horizon from local historian William Burg: Touted as progress, postwar redevelopment spawned a new age in Sacramento, California. As city planners designated areas of urban blight and directed bulldozers to make way for commercial districts and pedestrian malls, the churches, jazz clubs […]

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“Every weekend night became a spontaneous parade called the K Street cruise”

July 7, 2012

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Courtesy of the Center for Sacramento History

Throughout its tenure in the heart of the River City, K Street has boasted everything from the Grand Electric Carnival and Days of ’49 celebration to Christmas spectacles and the K Street cruise. As William Burg notes in his introduction, “This book stretches, like K Street, from the birth of Sacramento at the river’s edge […]

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History Press Announces First Sacramento Book

June 19, 2012

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Courtesy of the Center for Sacramento History

Once the well-trafficked merchant corridor of Gold Rush Sacramento and later the circuit for teenage cruisers, Sacramento’s K Street has a vibrant and colorful past. This summer, The History Press is proud to announce a new book by Sacramento historian William Burg Sacramento’s K Street: Where Our City Was Born. From its founding, K Street mirrored […]

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