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Edited by Allan R. Ottley
John Bidwell arrived in New Helvetia (Sacramento) just 2 years after John Sutter as a leader of the very first wagon train to transit the California Trail. He was the most compelling 19th century witness to John Sutter's genius and generosity, employed and associated with Sutter from his 1841 arrival through the gold rush era, while rapidly developing the Sutter land grant encompassing the 5 rivers that produced more than 80% of California's annual watershed in the Sacramento Valley. This book, containing the personal correspondence of both Annie and John Bidwell serves as testimony to the enduring nature of John Sutter's character, life and legacy.
By Kevin Taylor
The Crocker family is well known in Sacramento history. Charles Crocker was the construction boss of the Central Pacific Railroad, and one of the “Big Four.” Margaret Crocker gave us the Crocker Art Museum. Less known is E.B. Crocker, Charles’s brother and Margaret’s husband. He contributed much to Sacramento, but was also a leading figure in the anti-slavery movement before he reached Sacramento. Here is the story of the courageous man who risked his life to end slavery.
Rails, Tales and Trails
Parts 1 - 4
By Bill George
A new series of four Golden Notes derived entirely from the original work Rails, Tales and Trails by Bill George.
The series, conveniently divided by locality, is a step-by-step guide to secret locations, fascinating people and historic towns of the old Central Pacific Railroad from Sacramento to Reno.