World War II Sacramento

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Spurred into action by the attack on Pearl Harbor, Sacramento dragged itself out of the morass of the Great Depression and joined the war effort. Local citizens trained for Japanese attacks through Civilian Defense, cultivated thousands of acres of victory gardens and harnessed the agricultural riches of the region. Tens of thousands engaged in war work at local bases like the new McClellan Field, while Sacramento's diverse servicemen distinguished themselves in combat overseas. They would later return and transform the city into the modern Sacramento of today. Exclusive images and stories from the Special Collections of the Sacramento Public Library bring this story to life.
ISBN: 9781467138086
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: California
Series: Military
Images: 76
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Set in the original 1917 Carnegie Foundation–funded section of the Sacramento Public Library, the Sacramento Room was founded in 1995 as an archives and special collections for research materials relative to the history of the Sacramento Region. Its rare book, book art, map, city directory, photograph, digital and manuscript collections make it one of the premier spots for historical research in Northern California. It can be visited online at
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