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 Buffalo Brewery was the largest brewery west of the... Read MORE...


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Where is Sacramento, California, USA? 

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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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 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...

News  1863 - January 8 - Ground is broken in Sacramento, California, on the construction of the First Transcontinental Railroad in the United States.
January 8, 1863
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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
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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
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News  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
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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, superinduced by impure blood. - San Francisco Chronicle.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
June 26, 1886
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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.

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

Ancestors Who Were Born Here

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

Ancestors Who Died Here

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

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

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

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

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

  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)

  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)

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

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