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Exploring the “old pioneer trail”, from Old Sacramento to Folsom

Find adventure and history along the “old pioneer trail”, from Old Sacramento to Folsom Let’s explore the old trail along the American River, from Old Sacramento to Folsom. Hundreds of years ago, Native Americans traveled trails up and over the Sierra (one of those early trails would become the Immigrant Trail) to trade and share […]

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Sacramento River Delta: Walnut Grove to Rio Vista traces steamboat history!

  Grand Island Mansion, four floors and 58 rooms of grandeur, was built in 1917 and was a favorite destination of rich San Franciscans via steamboat. Rio Vista Bridge over the Sacramento River, longer than most Delta bridges, is a “lift-span bridge” and was deemed a Most Beautiful Movable Steel Bridge by the national Steel […]

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Delta river steamboats navigated the marine highway until World War II

The Dover, pulling a barge behind on her hog post. The Delta King is preserved as a floating museum, hotel and restaurant on the Old Sacramento waterfront. The Delta King working the Sacramento River about 1935; it was the zenith of luxury river travel from San Francisco to Sacramento! Who would have thought that Sacramento […]

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Old Sacramento: Built by the Gold Rush…where what’s old is new again!

Joe’s Crab Shack and the Rio City Cafe on the Sacramento riverfront (with historic Tower Bridge in distance) are favorite restaurants in Old Sacramento! Southern Pacific Locomotive 6051 takes visitors on tours along the Sacramento River in open-air rail cars; kids love these trips! View of 2nd Street in Old Sac indicates how bicycle-friendly these old streets […]

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