The discovery of gold launched an unprecedented rush of humanity to California's Sierra foothills. Many of those miners and minerals flowed as naturally as the waterways into a settlement that grew where the American and Sacramento Rivers meet. The Sacramento River, the main traffic artery between the mines and San Francisco Bay, was soon flanked by a burgeoning Embarcadero and commercial district that became Sacramento City in 1849. Paddlewheel riverboats, like the New World, carried goods,
passengers, and great wealth. Besting all jealous rivals, Sacramento became the state capital, and a wealthy merchant's residence was transformed into the governor's mansion. Today downtown and Old Sacramento, a 28-acre
state historic district, are thriving, graced by such treasures as the restored State Capitol Building, the art deco Tower Bridge, and scores of historic structures and attractions like the Leland Stanford Mansion and the California State Railroad Museum.
|Publisher:||Arcadia Publishing SC|
|Series:||Images of America Series|
|Product dimensions:||9.10(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
An expert team from the Sacramento Archives and Museum Collection Center (SAMCC) and the Historic Old
Sacramento Foundation (HOSF) has carefully mined its own resources, unearthing photographic treasures to create this visual journey through 150 years of Sacramento history. They add a learned and entertaining narrative describing the birth and growth of a great western city.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Once again the Images of America Series has another outstanding book. If you live or have visited Sacramento you will enjoy this book. My personal favorite was the section on Old Sacramento.