Born of a country's collective desire for riches, Sacramento was resolute in its survival while other Gold Rush towns faded into history. It battled catastrophic fires, floods, and epidemics to become the original western hub and laid claim to the capital of a state that would one day have the world's fifth largest economy. The community's flourishing growth is not just a product of its economic viability, but a direct result of the cultural vibrance and fortitude of a diverse populace that remains the backbone of our country's most dynamic state.
Author Bio: Historian Steven Avella employs his extensive local knowledge to highlight Sacramento's past and examine the complexities of an emerging western community. His detailed chronicle canvasses the influential events of this capital city's history, from the Nisenan and Miwok Indian tribes to modern events that are shaping California's future as a leader on the American landscape.
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