A new Oak Park sign has been erected in the neighborhood southeast of downtown Sacramento. It resembles the “Gateway Arch” that went up in 1903 in what was then the city’s newly established first suburb. The new sign welcomes visitors to McClatchy Park at 5th Avenue and 35th Street on Thursday, December 29, 2016.
A new Oak Park sign has been erected in the neighborhood southeast of downtown Sacramento. It resembles the “Gateway Arch” that went up in 1903 in what was then the city’s newly established first suburb. The new sign welcomes visitors to McClatchy Park at 5th Avenue and 35th Street on Thursday, December 29, 2016. Hector Amezcua hamezcua@sacbee.com
A new Oak Park sign has been erected in the neighborhood southeast of downtown Sacramento. It resembles the “Gateway Arch” that went up in 1903 in what was then the city’s newly established first suburb. The new sign welcomes visitors to McClatchy Park at 5th Avenue and 35th Street on Thursday, December 29, 2016. Hector Amezcua hamezcua@sacbee.com
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Historic gateway arch returns to Oak Park in a nod to Sacramento’s past

December 30, 2016 03:23 PM

UPDATED January 01, 2017 09:39 AM

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