Sacramento

Sacramento is California’s State Capitol. It became a city in 1850, following a gold rush which brought many people to the area looking for gold. Sacramento was built between two rivers – the Sacramento River and the American River.  In 1861 there were floods, and the Governor had to attend his inauguration in a row boat.  The flood waters were so bad, the legend says, that when he returned to his house, he had to enter it through the second floor window!  Here is a postcard of the State Capitol.  Purrs, Gulliver

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