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Sacramento, California, in 1859...

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November 01, 1859

SACRAMENTO DAILY UNION, California, November 1, 1859  A very early issue from the state capital. Sacramento became a city due to the efforts of John Sutter, a Swiss immigrant, and James W. Marshall. Sacramento grew faster due to the protection of Sutter's Fort, which was established by Sutter in 1839. During the California Gold Rush, Sacramento was a major distribution point, a commercial and agricultural center, and a terminus for wagon trains, stagecoaches, riverboats, the telegraph, the Pony Express, and the First Transcontinental Railroad (credit Wikipedia).
Four pages, various local news & ads of the day, in great condition.

Category: The Old West