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Sawtelle Family Scrapbook, Guide to the
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Description
A scrapbook comprised of newspaper clippings, handwriting and ephemera that describe the Sacramento life of the Sawtelle Family: Eugene, Grace and their daughter, Rosemary.
Background
Eugene Norman Sawtelle was born in 1892 in San Francisco, California. At the age of two, his family moved to Sacramento where, during his youth, he spent hours boating on the Sacramento River and was integral in founding the city's yacht harbor. He was also an employee of the Tahoe Steamship Company, prior to starting a career as a draftsman and cartographer for the California State Division of Water Resources, a position he would hold for 27 years. In 1919, he married Sacramento-born Grace Elliot. The two eventually settled in the Land Park neighborhood of Sacramento. Grace gave birth to Rosemary Sawtelle in 1925. Rosemary attended Sacramento schools and after earning her degree from Sacramento State College, she went on to become a teacher at Bret Harte School. Eugene died in 1951, Grace died in 1968 and Rosemary died in 1996.
Extent
.25 Linear Feet 1 Archival Folder