The Real John Sutter & His World
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About The Event
Who was the real John Sutter? Join us on Tuesday, February 26th, as author, anthropologist and historian Steve Beck delves into history, sharing a plethora of archival pictures, maps, and drawings, to find the answer.
An influential figure in California history, John Sutter grew from poor beginnings. In 1834, poverty forced him to leave his family behind in Switzerland in pursuit of a better life in the United States. After securing his fortune, Sutter returned for his family in 1850. Beck will examine the years Sutter spent away from his homeland. During that time, Sutter settled the interior of California, encouraged Western Migration, rescued the Donner Party, and was instrumental in the Revolution of 1845, the Bear Flag Revolt, the Mexican-American War, the discovery of gold, and bringing agriculture to the Sacramento Valley. Some regarded Sutter as a resilient hero, while others perceived him as a scoundrel who mistreated and enslaved Native American laborers.
Uncover history with us as Beck attempts to unmask the real John Sutter--a man who influenced the course of history, not just for Sutter, or California, or the United States, but for the entire World.
Members Free Admission - Guests $5 Admission Fee