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Once a year Sacramento celebrates its heritage by "turning back the clock,"
transforming Sacramento’s historic district into a scene straight out of the
1850s. Scheduled every year around the Labor Day Weekend, more than
200 tons of dirt are dumped on the streets of Old Sacramento to reenact
the Gold Rush years along with costumed re-enactors, Wild West gun fights,
musicians playing period instruments, and many aspects of life during the
Gold Rush will be highlighted during the four-day event. These photos were
taken between September 3rd & 5th, 2010. A total of 112 photos taken by me.
Old Sacramento is pretty awesome, no doubt about it. Nice shots!
"The three most beautiful cities in the world are Paris, St. Petersburg & Pittsburgh. If Pittsburgh were situated somewhere in the heart of Europe tourists would eagerly journey hundreds of miles out of their way to visit it." The New Yorker Jan. 9, 1989
I stumbled across Gold Rush Days this year when I was meeting family in Old Town Sacramento for lunch. Imagine our surprise. What a fun event. I always enjoy Old Town, but, this event was a blast. Nice shots!
Great pictures! As I got into geography as a kid, I wondered if any town in the West still had dirt streets like in the 1800s. I didn't know about any at all (even if temporary). Then I saw a thread back in the Fall (probably Stepper's) and found out that you really can experience the Wild West. (I've been to San Diego's Old Town, which also has dirt streets, but it isn't quite the Wild West with saloons and frame facades like you picture in the gunslinging days.)