Local Area Photographs
This exhibit is designed to give an historic view of Sutter County. Sutter County was first settled by its namesake, John Sutter, in 1841 at Hock Farm on the Feather River. On July 27, 1849, Sam Brannan became one of the partners, along with Pierson Reading, and Henry Cheever to establish and develop the four mile tract of Yuba City. It's sister city of Marysville, across the river in Yuba County, was established shortly after and became California's third largest city in the 1850's. Although many of Sutter County's towns were settled before the Gold Rush, the population was quite small until the 1880's. Not until the fruit industry began thriving in the area did the local population increase, along with the establishment of orchards, canneries and processing plants. By the 1920's, Sutter County was a thriving agricultural community that was know as the "Peach Bowl of the World".
These images are only a small sample of the photographic archives at the Community Memorial Museum. We are committed to preserving Sutter County's history though these photographs. If you know of any historic images of the area in your family photos, we would be proud to preserve the original or a copy of the image at the Museum.