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.

Moon Anniversary
Convicted Politicians-Plaques
The portraits of three former Pennsylvania House speakers and one former top state senator hanging in the Capitol's marble corridors each have new information to tell visitors: their criminal histories.
Black History Museum
Organizers say a $75 million International African American Museum will be built beside the Charleston harbor where tens of thousands of slaves first set foot in the United States.
Obit-James MacGregor Burns
James MacGregor Burns, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and political scientist who analyzed the nature of presidential leadership and wrote candid biographies of Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy, died Tuesday at 95.
Andrew C. Isenberg, a Temple University professor and the author of “Mining California: An Ecological History,” will delve into the history of logging, ranching, farming and mining in the Golden State as part of the Center for Sacramento History’s speakers series.

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