The Sacramento Historical Society Gift Shop is the perfect place to discover and take home a piece of Sacramento's hidden history.
Browse books, DVDs, and the Society's many publications, all of which explore
the rich and exciting history of California's capital city. Your purchases support SHS efforts to preserve the heritage of the Sacramento region and promote a greater awareness of Sacramento's regional and national history.
Sacramento History on DVD
By Mary A. Helmich with Kevin V. Bunker
Nine years in the making, A Legacy in Brick & Iron provides a fully comprehensive review of the development of the historic Sacramento railroad shops initially constructed by the Central Pacific Railroad and then fully developed by the Southern Pacific Railroad.
By Bill George
Rails, Tales and Trails is a step-by-step guide to the secret locations, fascinating people, and historic towns of the old Central Pacific Railroad from Sacramento to Donner Summit. The book shows you how to drive and walk to the sites and understand the story of how the railroad was constructed. You will go from sea level to more than seven thousand feet in elevation and view some of the most stunning scenery in North America.
This is the first time this information has been put together in one book. This is a combination travel guide and history and explores many of the myths about the railroad and the people who built it.