Mrs. Cool and I caught a bit of a KVIE program called “Sacramento: The Good Old Days Remembered” last night. If you’re a huge fan of local nostalgia this is a definite must see. The basic setup is nothing new–a bunch of old timers reminiscing about the old days in Sactown, with segments on the Solons, Alhambra Theater, Land Park, and “Joyland,” a turn-of-the-century amusement park in Oak Park, it will provide countless trivia tidbits that will make you the talk of every gathering. One timely segment we saw was on the beginnings of the Tower chain.
“Sacramento: The Good Old Days Remembered”
Sunday, October 22 at 12:30 pm (set your DVR accordingly)
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Funny you should mention that. Mrs. Eats and I also caught a few minutes of that show and we were amazed by the Land Park Plunge (or Greenhaven Baths as they were also known). It was basically a huge public swimming pool complex with a water slide and fountain and, as far as we could tell, absolutely no black people. (Makes you wonder about the “Good Old Days.”) Not to be too PC here, but there was a striking lack of any non-white contribution to the “Good Old Days” on that show.
There are still some old signs up on the Sacramento River levee just south of Miller Park that point to the old “Riverside Baths.” So, in 40-50 years will any of us be on a show like this reminiscing about what it was like to have an NBA team in town?
Hey everybody, let’s drop everything and watch this show cooldmz recommended on PBS!
sac-eats said on 10/16/06 at 9:49 AM (link):
…”Not to be too PC here, but there was a striking lack of any non-white contribution to the Ã¢â‚¬Å“Good Old DaysÃ¢â‚¬Â on that show. ”
Those people belong on the show airing the week after, called “The Not-so-Good Old Days”.
Black people don’t swim… Don’t you watch Survivor?
Funny, I always think the same thing when I see that “Malt House Memories” collection infomercial for Time-Life.
Hmm.. I bet the civil rights movement doesn’t think back on the 1950’s as “a time of innocence.” Unless by innocence you mean segregated drinking fountains.
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