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  1. 1. Welcome toCalifornia!
  2. 2. The Eagle TheaterAddress: 925 Front St. (Old Town) Sacramento, CABuilt: July 1849Square Footage: 4,890 sq. ftCapacity: 150 Persons
  3. 3. Facts about The Eagle Theater - Two saloon owners decided to build theater to provide mining community with entertainment - Low Budget/ scarcity of materials - Closed down after only three months - Construction of Tehama Theater (Building) - Fully reconstructed/ tours
  4. 4. First salmoncannery in thewest. Thecannery was INthe riverbetweenSacramentoand WestSacramento.
  5. 5. Cannery Salmon caught in the Sacramento River were canned by the cooker-boiler method, rather than the salt preservation method commonly used at that time. The new process allowed for wider markets and lower prices.
  6. 6. Canned SalmonRobert Hume Inside the cannery
  7. 7. • Although they did well at their site the supply of salmon was dwindling.• 1866 they moved the operation to the Columbia River in Oregon• This was right around the time of the budding commercial fishing industry.• They shipped salmon to all of the U.S., Britain, and Australia.
  8. 8. Double Landmark?• The site had previously been designated as a National Historic Landmark• The landmark status was withdrawn July 2004 due to both man-made and natural changes at the site.
  9. 9. Rededication • The West Sacramento Historical Society and the West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce, worked to have this site as a California Registered Historical Landmark again. • The site was rededicated in April 2009.Members of the Hume family atthe 2009 rededication.
  10. 10. The "Fort" built by Swiss immigrant John Sutter more than 150 yearsago. It was built during not only a pivotal point in California but in thehistory of the world. The intention is for this combination of big dreams,bold adventures and reality all manifest themselves at Sutters FortState Historic Park and help bring California history to life. John SutterJohn Augustus Sutter was born in Europe to Swiss-German parentsin 1803. After several financial mishaps, like millions of others inEurope during the time, Sutter set out to make his fortune in America.After a series of adventures that ranged from Missouri and Santa Fe toHawaii and Alaska, Sutter finally made it to California and arrived inSacramento in the late fall of 1839.In Sacramento, he built what is now known as Sutters Fort -- withwalls that were 2 1/2 feet thick and 15 to 18 feet high. Inside the fort,crops such as grapes and wheat, along with vast herds of cattle weredeveloped.After gold was discovered at Sutters Mill which was also owned bySutter in Coloma, the fort was abandoned. The adobe structure hasbeen restored to its original condition and is now administeredby California Department of Parks and Recreation, althoughthreatened with closure. It was designated aNational HistoricLandmark in 1961.Today, the Fort is furnished and reconstructed to reflect its 1846appearance. Many activities and programs recreate the past thanks tothe volunteers who give their time to share their love of CaliforniaHistory.Sutter’s Fort Trade Store
  11. 11. All Aboard!
  12. 12. The Railroad MuseumCalifornia Folsom background Dates Sacramento The Big Four
  13. 13. Where in the world isSacramento CityCemetery?
  14. 14. Odd Fellows Cemetery Masonic Cemetery Sacramento City Cemetery The cemetery is split into different divisions.
  15. 15. Sacramento City Cemetery is the oldest cemetery in Sacramento.In 1849, the Sacramento Common Council found a perfect spot for acemetery—within the river floodplain. They approached John Sutterand he donated 10 acres in order to create a cemetery.Most of the burials were in Sutter’s Fort, but it was moved due to thepossibility of flooding.In 1850, many citizens in Sacramento were hit by cholera killing athousand people in three weeks. Many people were buried in massgraves.The cemetery is on the highest point in Sacramento.
  16. 16. Famous Historical Figures in California
  17. 17. Do you know what this is?
  18. 18. You’re Right!• This is a picture of the Tower Bridge in Sacramento, California• Highway 275 over the Sacramento River
  19. 19. Why was the bridge built? • To beautify the main entrance to the Capitol • Decrease the traffic problem caused by the M Street
  20. 20. Why all the traffic? Government Traffic on M Great poured $$$ Created Brought Brought into people cars StreetDepression jobs Bridge Sacramento
  21. 21. Traffic With M St. Bridge• Car traffic increased by 700%• Car speed increased by 500%• 1926-1932: 14 car vs. train accidents• 1930-1932: 25 car accidents
  22. 22. Shoofly Bridge • Temporary lift draw bridge to get the trains across the river • $90,000 – State of California • Vey basic but never lost a train during the 16 months it was open • Expansion of I Street Bridge to help with traffic during construction • $12,000 – Sacramento
  23. 23. Construction of Tower Bridge• Pressed for $Depression• FDR’s New Deal - $700,000• City of Sacramento - $53,000• County of Sacramento - $273,000• State of California - $4,000
  24. 24. Construction of Tower Bridge• Started building in 1934• 1,500+ jobs created• All materials came from CA• First vertical lift bridge built on the CA highway system• Rises up to 173ft• 1ft/second
  25. 25. Tower Bridge• Finished building in 1935• Huge celebration for the dedication• 100 homing pigeons were released to carry the news throughout the state
  26. 26. Tower Bridge• Construction meant Sacramento was becoming a major city• Stood as a symbol of Sacramento’s future – now a symbol of our past