Midtown Sacramento: Creative Soul of the City

Midtown Sacramento: Creative Soul of the City

by William Burg

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Overview


Though once scheduled for demolition, Midtown Sacramento battled back to become the city's geographic and cultural center--a beacon for offbeat artists, progressive thinkers and independent spirits. This eclectic neighborhood made history through social progress and artistic innovation. Through the hippie counterculture of the 1960s, the irreverent power of punk rock in the 1970s and '80s and the social and political consciousness of Generation X in the 1990s and beyond, Midtown always led the way. Now Sacramento historian and Midtown resident William Burg tells the story of the diverse generations of Sacramentans who shaped this trailblazing neighborhood.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626196735
Publisher: The History Press
Publication date: 09/02/2014
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,234,874
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author


William Burg moved to Midtown Sacramento in 1993. In 2003 he became interested in local history and neighborhood activism, returning to college and graduating from Sacramento State University's Public History program in 2010. He joined Sacramento Old City in 2007 and became president in 2012. This is his sixth book about Sacramento.

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