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Queen And King

June 2024
1min read

You might be interested to know that the Delta King is operating as a hotel and restaurant in Sacramento, California, where she sits at the foot of K Street right where side-wheel river steamers awaited San Francisco-bound passengers on the first transcontinental railroad, which ended at Sacramento.

Stan Garvey, a Menlo Park writer working on a book about the Delta King and Delta Queen , learned that these two steamers apparently were the first passenger vessels to have air-cooled staterooms from the time they began operating between San Francisco and Sacramento in June 1927. True, it wasn’t refrigeration cooling, and it wouldn’t work in a swampy climate, but it did fine in California.

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