It's a ship tied to two critical points in American history: Sept. 11, 2001, and the eve of the Revolutionary War.

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Old Sacramento’s Gold Rush Days, hosted over the Labor Day weekend since 2000, have been canceled because of the drought, city tourism officials announced Monday.
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Nearly 175 years ago, on Aug. 12, 1839, John Augustus Sutter arrived to establish his "New Helvetia" colony -- present-day Sacramento. Test your knowledge and discover the history of California's capital.
Curt Gentry, a San Francisco writer who co-authored "Helter Skelter," the true crime classic chronicling the Charles Manson case, has died at the age of 83.
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Each year, flocks of fourth-grade students from throughout California visit landmarks of the Gold Rush, but last week it was the teachers’ turn to take a field trip.

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