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
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 could be delivered in ten days. Throngs of people turned out in both cities. The mail arrived in St. Joseph at 5:00 pm while the mail arrived in Sacramento shortly after midnight on the same day. From...Read MORE...
1863 - January 8 - Ground is broken in Sacramento, California, on the construction of the First Transcontinental Railroad in the United States.
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 Added: 4/29/2014 1:53:41 PM - 1 Updated: 6/15/2014 7:44:39 PM - 1
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 Added: 4/29/2014 1:56:22 PM - 1 Updated: 6/15/2014 7:45:05 PM - 1
1871 - Sophisticated Young Criminals In Sacramento, Cal., a band of nine boys has just been broken up, which had all the signs, passwords, etc., of an organized robber band, and within two years had committed many crimes. St Joseph Herald Saint Joseph, Michigan January 28, 1871 Added: 4/3/2014 2:57:32 PM - 1 Updated: 6/15/2014 7:45:30 PM - 1
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, superinduced by impure blood. - San Francisco Chronicle. St Joseph Herald Saint Joseph, Michigan June 26, 1886 Added: 4/29/2014 1:58:39 PM - 1 Updated: 6/15/2014 7:46:01 PM - 1
January 4, 1888 - Sacramento, CA, received 3.5 inches of snow, an all-time record for that location.
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1953 - November 13 - Strong southeasterly winds associated with a Pacific cold front reached 70 mph at Sacramento CA to equal their all-time record.
1972 - SPAN FALL LEAVES MAN CRITICAL. Sacramento (AP) - One man remained in critical condition Friday after an accident in which tons of construction steel collapsed onto four-lane U.S. 50 from an uncompleted freeway overpass, crushing three vehicles and injuring at least 11 persons.
A spokesman for Sacramento Medical Center said...Read MORE...
Ancestors Who Were Born Here
George Herman Klare
(17 September 1898, Sacramento, California, USA - 28 November 1968, Placerville, California, USA )
Ancestors Who Died Here
Chester Arthur Barr
(3 October 1890, , Missouri, USA - 12 December 1977, Sacramento, California, USA)
(24 March 1915, , Québec Province, Canada - 05 October 2007, Sacramento, California, USA)
(1830, Celina, Mercer, Ohio, USA - 1881, Sacramento, California, USA)
Della E Winger
(10 April 1867, Dana, Vermillion County, Indiana, USA - 30 September 1943, Sacramento, California, USA)
Ancestors Who Were Married Here
Cemeteries in Sacramento, California, USA
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