California’s capital city, Sacramento, has played many roles over time, including Gold Rush boomtown, railroad terminus, regional industrial center, and seat of state government. These varied roles meant dramatic changes as the city grew outward and upward.
Author Bio: Using photographs provided by the Sacramento Archives and Museum Collection Center, historian William Burg, author of Arcadia’s Sacramento’s Streetcars and Sacramento’s Southside Park, shows how a Gold Rush trading post and a crumbling fort quickly became a metropolitan center and the capital of California.
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