Folsom, CA (Images of America Series)

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With the nearby discovery of gold in 1848, Folsom, which began as a remote camp for trappers and traders, quickly

became a prosperous mining town in the foothills of the Sierra Mountains. When the railroad arrived, Folsom boomed, serving as a transportation hub and gateway to the gold country. Downtown's Sutter Street became a busy center for merchants, hotels, and commerce, as well as the terminus for the Pony Express. Encompassing 135 years, this book celebrates Folsom's ...

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Overview


With the nearby discovery of gold in 1848, Folsom, which began as a remote camp for trappers and traders, quickly

became a prosperous mining town in the foothills of the Sierra Mountains. When the railroad arrived, Folsom boomed, serving as a transportation hub and gateway to the gold country. Downtown's Sutter Street became a busy center for merchants, hotels, and commerce, as well as the terminus for the Pony Express. Encompassing 135 years, this book celebrates Folsom's diverse heritage from its beginnings as "Granite City" to the recent growth attributed to the influx of high-tech corporations. Over two hundred images illustrate its history, including personal glimpses of family and home life, churches, schools, holiday celebrations, local culture, politics, and social organizations, to photographs of well-known landmarks and institutions such as the Cohn House, Sutter Street, the Folsom Powerhouse, the railroad, and of course, the infamous Folsom Prison.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738502014
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 9/28/1999
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,373,146
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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This book is mainly a reflection of the images in the Folsom History Museum's collection, although a few photographs were borrowed from local residents' personal collections. The images and tales featured within these pages will transport the reader back to the early days of this industrious mining town to discover Folsom's unique and colorful past.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2002

    Great shots, interesting read

    Anyone who lives in Folsom will probably find this book quite fascinating... it's got a comprehensive amount of old photo's from the 1800s, and is a great photo-history of Folsom.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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