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AM Alert: State Library celebrates California sports history

A Sacramento Solons score book from 1945.
A Sacramento Solons score book from 1945. Courtesy of California State Library

Football season may be over, but the California State Library is keeping the team spirit alive with its new exhibit on sports in California from the 1850s to the 1950s.

On display through April in the second floor gallery of the library’s 900 N St. location, the exhibit features photos and memorabilia from the Los Angeles Bulldogs and the Oakland Giants, two members of the 1940s Pacific Coast Football League, and programs from the 1936 Rose Bowl and an early Big Game between Cal and Stanford.

Other highlights include material from the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, and baseballs signed by members of the Sacramento Solons, a former minor league baseball team that played in the Pacific Coast League, all from the library’s California History collection.

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