#0812 Old Sacramento


#0812 Old Sacramento

Site information:

Old Sacramento State Historic Park, plaque located on wall at 2nd St between J and I Sts, Sacramento

Landmark commemorates the whole of the state historic park area, which includes a few city blocks.


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Old Sacramento

Founded in December 1848 by John A. Sutter, Jr., Sacramento was an outgrowth of Sutter’s Fort established by his father, Captain John A. Sutter, in 1839. State Capital since 1854, it was a major distribution point during the Gold Rush. A commercial and agricultural center, and terminus for wagon train, stagecoach, riverboat, telegraph, Pony Express, and the first Transcontinental Railroad.

Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the City and County of Sacramento, April 20, 1966.

Registered 12/30/1965