003stagecoach sketch 003 The California Gold Rush revived the stagecoach industry, which was waning in New England by the end of the 1840s due to a regularly scheduled, sophisticated system of steamboat transport and the spread of east coast

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racehorse

Attorneys and land speculators Lloyd Tevis and James Ben Ali Haggin took title to the Rancho del Paso in May 1862, after obtaining judgments for nonpayment of legal fees against their client Samuel Norris, who had been plagued with expensive

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ca ranchIn our time in the greater Sacramento region, tributes to the once far-flung Rancho del Paso still reverberate in the names of streets, housing developments and neighborhoods. Two hundred years ago, before John Sutter arrived to build an agricultural

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CA poppy close view

Famous men from California’s Mexican period (1822-1847) include a remarkable, talented Frenchman. Victor Prudon, then 25 years old, entered Alta California in 1834 as a private tutor after residing in Mexico for

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Wells Fargo

In the 1850s the Mountaineer House was a well-known tavern and stage stop set on semi-wooded ranch lands on the dusty road between Folsom and Auburn where stagecoach lines changed their teams daily. Other

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