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Sacramento, California, USA

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Sacramento, Sacramento, California, USA

Sacramento became a city through the efforts of the Swiss immigrant John Sutter, Sr., his son John Augustus Sutter, Jr., and James W. Marshall. Sacramento grew quickly thanks to the protection of Sutter's Fort, which was established by Sutter in 1839. During the California Gold Rush, Sacramento was a major distribution point, a commercial and agricultural center, and a terminus for wagon trains, stagecoaches, riverboats, the telegraph, the Pony Express, and the First Transcontinental Railroad.

The city was named after the Sacramento River, which forms its western border. The river was named by Spanish cavalry officer Gabriel Moraga for the Santísimo Sacramento (Blessed Sacrament), referring to the Catholic Eucharist...wikipedia


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Sacramento, California, USA - The Gold Region of Upper California, Encampment in the Sacramento Valley
The Illustrated London News, 1849
Sacramento, California, USA

The Gold Region of Upper California, Encampment in the Sacramento Valley
The Illustrated London News, 1849
Sacramento, California, USA - Rear View, State Capitol; Sacramento, California.
Sacramento, California, USA

Rear View, State Capitol; Sacramento, California.
Sacramento, California, USA - The Buffalo Brewery, 21st Street, Sacramento, California
Sacramento, California, USA

The Buffalo Brewery, 21st Street, Sacramento, California

"In 1890, Buffalo Brewing Company began brewing beer in Sacramento. At one time, the... Read MORE...
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Sacramento, California, USA

"K" Street, Sacramento, California

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1839 - Sacramento, California founded

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News  1860 - April 14 - First Pony Express riders arrive in St Joseph Mo & Sacramento Calif
April 14, 1860: Riders arrived in both St. Joseph and Sacramento with the mail. Proving the mail...Read MORE...

News  1863 - January 8 - Ground is broken in Sacramento, California, on the construction of the First Transcontinental Railroad in the United States.

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January 8, 1863
News  1869 - The first passenger car through from Sacramento arrived in New York at 8 a.m., on the 24th. It was Pullman's palace sleeping car Wahsatch, which left Sacramento at 6:30 p.m. on the 17th.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
July 31, 1869
News  1870 - The Legislature of California has appropriated to the State Fair, at Sacramento, $3,000, and to each of the District Fairs $2,000.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
May 21, 1870
News  1871 - Sophisticated Young Criminals
In Sacramento, Cal., a band of nine boys has just been broken up, which had all the signs,...Read MORE...

News  1886 - A young man in Sacramento went into a saloon, sat down, read a paper a few minutes, and fell to the floor totally blind,
It was found that the blindness resulted from inflammation of a near leading to the eye,...Read MORE...

January 4, 1888 - Sacramento, CA, received 3.5 inches of snow, an all-time record for that location.

WeatherForYou.com
1953 - November 13 - Strong southeasterly winds associated with a Pacific cold front reached 70 mph at Sacramento CA to equal their all-time record.

The Weather Channel
1955 - March 20 - KXTV TV channel 10 in Sacramento, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting

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News  1972 - SPAN FALL LEAVES MAN CRITICAL.
Sacramento (AP) - One man remained in critical condition Friday after an accident in which tons of...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Klare
flag  George Herman KLARE (17 September 1898, Sacramento, California, USA - 28 November 1968, Placerville, California, USA (Hangtown)) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Barr
flag  Chester Arthur BARR (3 October 1890, , Missouri, USA - 12 December 1977, Sacramento, California, USA) gravestone

Douglas
flag  Wayne DOUGLAS (4 December 1907, , Illinois, USA - 21 November 2002, Sacramento, California, USA) gravestone

Fleming
immigrant - Canada to US   Victor FLEMING (24 March 1915, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec) - 05 October 2007, Sacramento, California, USA)

Hetzler
flag  Keziah HETZLER (29 September 1827, Celina, Mercer, Ohio, USA - 21 June 1899, Sacramento, California, USA) gravestone

Langlois
immigrant - Canada to US   George Peter (Joseph Pierre George) LANGLOIS (22 December 1879, Saint-Jean-Chrysostôme, Lévis, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Chrysostôme-de-Lauzon) - 28 March 1959, Sacramento, California, USA) gravestone

O'Kelly
flag  Bartley Allen O'KELLY (1878, Hillsborough, Dona Ana, New Mexico, USA - 15 March 1973, Sacramento, California, USA) gravestone
flag  William Leslie O'KELLY (1912, Long Beach, California, USA - 1995, Sacramento, California, USA)

Rainouard
flag  Ella Sophia "Monny" RAINOUARD (6 October 1866, Eastmanville, Ottawa, Michigan, USA - 10 January 1961, Sacramento, California, USA) gravestone

Smith - Maxwell
flag  Lorraine SMITH - MAXWELL (09 November 1916, Topeka, Kansas, USA - 18 December 2006, Sacramento, California, USA)

Winger
flag  Della E WINGER (10 April 1867, Dana, Vermillion County, Indiana, USA - 30 September 1943, Sacramento, California, USA)
 

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