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Old Sac: The Big Four

We’re moving further down south now. On our way from Oregon to San Francisco, we made a brief stop-over in Sacramento, the capital city of the state of California, which allowed us to visit Old Sacramento State Historic Park, commonly abbreviated as Old Sac.

In 1839 Swiss pioneer John Sutter established the colony of New Helvetia and built Sutter’s Fort few miles from Sacramento’s current location. Some ten years later, after the discovery of gold in the area had attracted many gold-seekers, Sutter’s son started building the City of Sacramento and named it after the Sacramento River. The city grew rapidly and in 1854 the State Legislature of California, which had been admitted to the Union only four years earlier, was moved to Sacramento.

The building you can see here is called the Big Four House. Originally it included of the Stanford Building, the Huntington & Hopkins Building, and the Miller Building, but they were merged into one building in 1878. The Big Four were Collis Huntington, Mark Hopkins, Jr., Leland Stanford, and Charles Crocker, who were involved in the founding of the First Transcontinental Railroad and organising and running Central Pacific Railroad Company of California and Central Pacific Railroad.

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Exif data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/1600 sec
F-Stop: f/3.2
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 484/100 mm
Date Taken: 2017-08-05 14:52
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
File Size: 1301 kb

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