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February 20, 2014 5:16 PM

Historic sites worth a visit in the Sacramento region

Near the confluence of the American and Sacramento rivers, in a wide valley traversed for many centuries by the native Maidu tribe, John Augustus Sutter in the early 1840s established a trading post which quickly came to serve the Gold Rush. At its heart, the beginnings of Sacramento amounted to the establishment of the region’s first shopping center.

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