California Historical Landmarks in Sacramento County

California Historical Landmark 812
Old Sacramento
Plaque Located On Wall at 2nd Street Between J and I Streets

California Historical Landmark #366: Pioneer Telegraph Station 2 January 2009
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Old Sacramento

Founded in December 1848 by John A. Sutter, Jr., Sacramento was an outgrowth of Sutter's Fort established by his father, Captain John A. Sutter, in 1839. State capital since 1854, during the gold rush it was a major distribution point, a commercial and agricultural center, and terminus for wagon train, stagecoach, riverboat, telegraph, pony express, and the first transcontinental railroad.

Citation from California Office of Historic Preservation

Annual Gold Rush Days Celebration in Old Sacramento Annual Gold Rush Days Celebration
2 September 2006
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