Sacramento’s hidden past
Downtown Sacramento is so efficiently organized in alphabetical concrete order, it’s hard to believe that, back in the 1800s, this used to be dangerous territory. Under the rule of the Mexican government until the 1840s, Sacramento was close to gold country, a resting place for families making the great migration after the barren flats of the Nevada desert and home to mountain men, soldiers and every kind of pioneer looking to change their fortune. Take a peak into Sacramento’s wild history this Saturday when the Living History Volunteers recreate life at Sutter’s Fort circa 1846. Tour the fort and converse with spinners, trappers, immigrant families, Mexican soldiers and Captain Sutter himself from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children 16 and under. Sutter’s Fort, 2701 L St. Call 445-4422 for more information.