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Old Sacramento

Since we’re parked near Sacramento, we decided it would be great to visit the Old Town.  And, it was.  It has been restored and is now a highly visited tourist destination.  We actually found a restaurant that served Indonesian food!

We toured a museum and learned more about the history of the area.  FYI, this is where the gold rush started in 1840’s.  This changed the way of the west forever.

This was also the western terminus for the Pony Express, which originated here.  The other end was in St. Joseph, MO near St. Louis.  Over 120 riders covered 650,000 miles and only one rider and mail bag was lost to the Indians.

The Pony Express was short lived, as the railroad arrived and took over.  Sacramento was a major station in the development of the West.

The original Linotype machine used to print the Sacramento Bee

Early agricultural equipment

Boardwalk in Old Sacramento

More restored buildings in Old Sacramento

Statue commemorating the Pony Express

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