Elk Grove

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Elk Grove's roots go back to 1850, when the community consisted of only a stage-stop hotel. In 1876, this small farm town in the shadow of Sacramento became a crossroads along the new railroad tracks. As the railroad era progressed, it brought significant changes to Elk Grove—fields were transformed into orchards, vineyards, and eventually, residential developments. But Elk Grove remained just a part of southern Sacramento County until citizens prevailed in their attempt to establish cityhood. The city was formally incorporated on July 1, 2000, with 72,665 residents and, by 2006, had grown remarkably to exceed 130,874.
ISBN: 9780738531281
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
In this new volume, Elizabeth Pinkerton illustrates the story of this unique city in vintage images—from the Miwok Indians to the early pioneers, from the gold seekers to the farmers who changed fields of wildflowers into fields of wheat. Today's Elk Grove continues to grow and prosper, and this engaging retrospective takes readers from the past to the present as it portrays the foundation of Elk Grove's future.
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