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Hardaker photo collection on display at Hattie Weber Museum

Rail workers and early Davisville residents survey the damage after a train derailed in 1894 on the line between Davis and West Sacramento, the result of sabotage during the Pullman workers' strike. An engineer and four guard soldiers were killed. Warren Hardaker collection/Courtesy photo

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From page A3 | November 16, 2012 |

An extensive collection of photographs of the UC Davis campus and city of Davis is on exhibit now at the Hattie Weber Museum, 445 C St., in the northeast corner of Central Park. The photos belonged to the late Warren Hardaker and were donated to the museum by his wife, Nancy.

Included in the exhibit are 15 aerial views of the campus and city, spanning almost seven decades since the first in 1917 until 1976. There are also 43 snapshots of campus buildings and features and a dozen or so of the town.

One photo shows the 1894 derailment on the rail line between Davis and West Sacramento that occurred during the Pullman workers strike. Two undated photos show the severe flooding that occurred regularly during the early days of Davisville and Davis.

Other exhibits currently on display at the museum include “Hattie’s Attic: Treasures from our Cupboards,” a collection of interesting items and photographs from the museum’s archives; maps and other materials on the Lincoln Highway with an account of Bill Roe’s adventure in biking from San Francisco to New York on the route; wedding attire from a 1948 Chiles family wedding; and mementoes from the recently demolished Peña house.

The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. Admission is free, but donations are accepted with gratitude.

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