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Amethyst and Adobe

What do amethysts and adobe bricks have in common? A tale told by John Bidwell about Sutter’s Fort and a treasure thrown in the dust. 252 more words

John Sutter

January 24, 1848: All That Glitters

James Marshall was a carpenter hired to oversee construction of a sawmill for John Sutter in Coloma, California. His agreement with Sutter provided that he would receive a portion of the lumber for his services. 460 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

Sutter's Fort

Sometimes to teach brainstorming in a college composition class, I will ask students to make a list of what there is to do in Sacramento.  After the initial complaints that there is nothing to do in this valley beyond shopping and eating and — homework, they begin to think of all of the activities related to our two rivers and climate.   70 more words


Riches to Rags: The Men Who Found Gold

Anyone who has ever studied history of the United States will associate the words, ‘Sutter’s Mill,’   in connection with the California Gold Rush of 1849.   They may know John Sutter as owner of that mill, and they may even know that it was James W. 920 more words

History Of The West

Old Sacramento and Yosemite



Who were the two as yet unfamous Army surveyors hired to survey a “City of Sacramento?” An informative and interesting conversation with Phil Sexton, State Park Interpreter III with Capital District State Museums & Historic Parks about the history and future of… 17 more words


Weekend Update

Rob Cantor’s celebrity impressions are spot on in this awesome music video.

If you’re a fan of Orange is the New Black like we are, take a minute to read… 166 more words

Weekend Update