Saturday, April 11, 2009
Sacramento, California: Old Sacramento
Old Sacramento dates back to the Gold Rush days. When prospectors came around 1849 -- ever hear of the 49ers? -- Sacramento grew quickly as an outpost leading into the hills. Old Sacramento grew up a few blocks on each side of the river.
Fast forward, now, to the 1970's, when the city decided to restore the historic district. The Sacramento city fathers obviously have put some time and money into the place, and it seems to be working reasonably well. There are shops in the area, restaurants, museums, boats -- even a couple of hotels.