Sacramento Chronicles:
A Golden Past

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Discover the diversity of sacramento’s heritage and development…

Part One: Before There Was a City

  • Spanish-Mexican Rule
  • The First Settler

Part Two: Sacramento Becomes a Vibrant City

  • Gold Rush Days
  • Sacramento’s City Charter
  • Early Churches and Schools
  • The First Staging Impresario
  • Sacramento Celebrates Statehood

Part Three: Troubles, Tribulations, and Triumphs

  • Cholera
  • Floods
  • Fires
  • Frontier Law and Order
  • Cemeteries
  • The Squatter Riots
  • Steamboat Explosions
  • Sacramento Valley Railroad
  • The Pony Express
  • Consequences of the Mines
  • Raising the City
  • Serving the Miners: Breweries and Wineries

Part Four: Early Politics 

  • Land Commission of 1851
  • Slavery
  • Location of the Capital
  • Conflicts and Infamy
  • Experiments
  • Sacramento’s Civil War Contributions

Part Five: The Central Pacific Railroad

  • Origins
  • The Golden Spike
  • Importance to Sacramento

Part Six: Agriculture

  • Pioneer Nurseries
  • Agricultural Society and the State Fairs
  • Hop Fields
  • The Big Tomato
  • Other Agriculture

Part Seven:  A Metropolis – Expansion and Innovation

  • Electricity:  Folsom Powerhouse 1895
  • The Great Electric Carnival
  • Oak Park
  • East Park
  • Boulevard Park
  • The Fabulous Forties
  • The Governor’s Mansion
  • The Crocker Art Museum

Part Eight:  Modern Times

  • The Tower Bridge
  • Prohibition
  • Aviation and the World Wars
  • The Alhambra Theater
  • The Founder’s Bequests Disputed
  • Recurrent Floods and the Solution: Folsom Dam

Part Nine:  Reconstruction & Restoration

  • Sutter’s Fort
  • Capitol Mall
  • Old Town Sacramento
  • Sacramento Founder August Sutter Brought Home

Available at:
Sutter’s Fort Trade Store and other Sacramento retailers, and the History Press/Arcadia website