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Old Posted Dec 21, 2010, 1:34 AM
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Old Sacramento - Gold Rush Days

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.




































































































































































































































Thank you and have a great day!
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Old Posted Dec 21, 2010, 1:03 PM
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Old Sacramento is pretty awesome, no doubt about it. Nice shots!

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Old Posted Dec 21, 2010, 4:25 PM
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I was unaware that Sacramento has such a cool historic district. Awesome shots!
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Old Posted Dec 21, 2010, 6:22 PM
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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!
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Old Posted Dec 21, 2010, 7:58 PM
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Great photos!!! I was there as well. In fact I'm in one of your photos.
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Love Sacramento.
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Old Posted Dec 21, 2010, 9:34 PM
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Great shots Innov8, if you like that kinds stuff you should read the book
"Gold Rush Capitalists: Greed and Growth in Sacramento" it's a great book about the gold rush here
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It's like a massive Hollywood set. Quite surprising actually - not what I was expecting at all.
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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.)
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Very cool! I always loved going to Gold Rush Days when I was a kid. I took some friends from Denver to Old Sac a while back and they were really impressed.
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Very nice!
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