So what do you know about gold mining? I bet you "know" the same kinds of things I thought I knew. So let's talk about some of those things... But not today. Because our first stop on our trip was Sacramento, and I want to share some of those pictures with you.
First of all, they were throwing a protest when we got there:
The legend of California as it once was:
And we got a private tour of the old Secretary of State's office, which is kind of a funny store... but for some other time:
Then we hopped over to Fort Sutter:
No, it didn't get shrunk. That's a model.
That's Sutter's room, above.
For those of you who don't know, the gold discovery that kicked off the gold rush happened at Sutter's Mill. We went there, too, but that's a different location, so those pictures will come later. The one thing to know about it is that Sutter tried to keep the find quiet, not because he wanted the gold but because he knew what would happen if the word got out. Which is exactly what happened.
More pictures next week...