6 Historic Photos That Show Us What It Was Like Living In Northern California In The Early 1900s

Seeing a historic photo of a place we all know can really bring history to life. Although California is a relatively young state, the state has experienced many changes over the years.

California boomed during the Gold Rush that started in 1848. People from all over the world rushed to the state to pan for gold after hearing stories of miners striking it rich. With all the new money, many businesses and communities were founded in Northern California, many exist to this day.

These historical photos show what Northern California looked like in the late 1800s and early 1900s. For some historical reference: William McKinely was president in 1900-1901, followed by Theodore Roosevelt, then William Howard Taft and Woodrow Wilson for the first quarter of the 20th century.

Take a step back in time and check out this old photos of Northern California:

Are you a California history buff? What is your favorite early California history fact? Tell us in the comments.

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