Tag Archives: Dolores Greenslate

Cleanup day to be held at Portuguese Community Park

Portuguese Community Park will be the site of a cleanup day presented by the Portuguese Historical and Cultural Society and the city of Sacramento on Saturday, Sept. 26. The event will begin with a greeting at 9 a.m., followed by

‘Duck Lady’ saved ducks at Lake Greenhaven more than a half-century ago

Dolores Greenslate feeds ducks in the Pocket area. Greenslate, who was once known as the “Duck Lady,” is shown in some of her original duck feeding attire, including boots that she wore while feeding ducks at Lake Greenhaven during the

Locals recall Edmonds Field fire of 1948

Editor’s note: This is the second article of a two-part series about the fire that destroyed the original Edmonds Field. As presented in the first article of this series, a fire destroyed the original Edmonds Field at the southeast corner

McClatchy High’s classes of 1942 celebrate milestone

A group of 57 people recently congregated inside the Dante Club on Fair Oaks Boulevard to celebrate a milestone in local high school history – the 70th reunion of the January and June classes of C.K. McClatchy High’s Class of

Historic Riverside-Pocket area lake refuses to die

As a result of recent heavy rains, a large body of standing water accumulated in the north end of Reichmuth Park, near 43rd Avenue. But unlike many flooded areas in the city, this body of water reverts back to early

Edwards Break flood of 1904 caused sudden chaos for Sacramento residents in Pocket-Riverside

It has been more than a century since a sudden flood caught Riverside-Pocket area residents by surprise and left them with complete disillusionment as to where they would go from their flooded homes and how they would survive. This flood,

Lisbon schools have rich history in the Pocket area

Editor’s Note: This is the second article in a two-part series featuring the history of the Lisbon schools of the Freeport and Pocket areas.  With the 1909 opening of the Lower Lisbon School in the Pocket, the area’s students had

Lisbon schools served early Pocket area students

        Editor’s Note: This is the first article in a two-part series featuring the history of the Lisbon schools of the Freeport and Pocket areas.                        

Brickyard was important Riverside-Pocket area business

The Sacramento Brick Co. brickyard is shown in this 1938 photograph. Bricks manufactured at this now-defunct Riverside-Pocket area business were used in the construction of such famous Sacramento buildings as the Memorial Auditorium, the Elks Building at 11th and J