Sacramento's Oak Park

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The history of American cities is a history of suburbs. It is a history of moving out and settling in, of technological innovation, of rearrangements of space, and the creation and erosion of community. Oak Park was Sacramento's first suburb, and before being officially annexed to the city in 1911, it prided itself on having separate law enforcement, its own newspaper, and perhaps most importantly, its own amusement park—Joyland. Unlike the more elite neighborhoods of Land Park and East Sacramento, Oak Park has always reflected working-class values and a less pretentious approach to architecture. Today, Oak Park is actively rediscovering and reestablishing its roots as a distinct, vital community and urban center.
ISBN: 9780738529325
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Editor Lee M.A. Simpson is a professor of United States history at California State University, Sacramento. She authored Stearns County, Minnesota and edited East Sacramento, both Arcadia titles. This visual history of Oak Park's origins is a collaborative effort with eight contributing authors, Cal State's history department, and the Sacramento Archives & Museum Collection.
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