Sacramento Chronicles: A Golden Past
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Sacramento boomed when forty-niners flocked to California, but the road from riverfront trading post to cosmopolitan capital was bumpy and winding. In this collection, historian and local author Cheryl Anne Stapp reveals the setbacks and successes that shaped the city, including a devastating cholera outbreak, the 1850s' Squatter Riots, two major fires, the glamorous Pony Express and the first transcontinental railroad built by Sacramento merchants. Even bursting levees and swollen riverbanks couldn't keep the fledgling city down, as Sacramento hoisted its downtown buildings and streets above flood level. Come discover the diversity of Sacramento's heritage from agriculture and state fairs to war efforts, Prohibition and historic preservation, and explore the historic sites that mark the city's development.
The History Press
: 9781609495794
: The History Press
: 02/19/2013
: California
: American Chronicles
: 62 Black And White
: 144
: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
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Cheryl Anne Stapp is the author of numerous magazine articles and Disaster & Triumph: Sacramento Women, Gold Rush Through the Civil War, a history of pioneer women who settled in California's capital city. She lives with her husband in Sacramento, where she serves on the Board of Directors of the California Writers Club, Sacramento Branch.
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