More than 750,000 visitors are expected to attend the 2018 State Fair, and they’re going to be thirsty! If beer is the answer, there’s going to be plenty of it. Co-sponsored by the Sacramento Area Brewers Guild, this year amateur brewers are competing in 40 categories, including ales, lagers, wild beer, smoked beer, fruit Continue reading Home Brew Contest
A staple of the State Fair, the displays on view by individual California counties are always fun, creative, and educational. Where else can one see the beauty of the California coastline just feet away from waving fields of grain? Developed and built by local councils, college groups, chambers of commerce and boards Continue reading Counties Exhibits
The California State Fair has its origins in the dream of one man to encourage and develop the state’s agricultural potential. His name was James Lloyd La Fayette Franklin Warren, a horticulturist and merchant from Massachusetts who came to California in 1849 as a gold rusher. After operating a store at Continue reading State Fair Beginnings
Adopted by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence announced that the thirteen American colonies then at war with the Kingdom of Great Britain would regard themselves as independent sovereign states no longer under British rule. The war for American independence, which had begun in 1775 with the Battle of Lexington and Concord, lasted through the Battle of Yorktown in 1781. Tomorrow, remember the thousands of Patriots who gave their lives for our liberty.
Years after the railroad came through Amador County the stagecoach was still a primary transportation mode—and stage horses were still high-strung. In November 1900, the Amador Ledger informed its readers of a stage wagon mishap in colorful terms: “Last Sunday evening as the baggage wagon of the Raggio Continue reading Runaway Stage Horse