Sacramento is the inspiring capital of California. It is located in the Central Valley at the confluence of the Sacramento River and the American River. Central Valley is a large, flat valley in the center of the state.
Niseman and Plains Miwok Native Americans were the indigenous cultures. The Spanish explorer Gabriel Moraga named the Sacramento Valley and the Sacramento River. John Sutter arrived in 1839. The next year Sutter’s Fort was established and the area continued to grow. A sawmill was built in 1847. The agriculture industry also began to grow that year with fruit trees. Gold was discovered by James W. Marshall in 1848 and the population grew. John Sutter Jr. planned the city of Sacramento and citizens adopted the city charter in 1849. The city was incorporated in 1850. The Chinese became an important part of Sacramento’s history. The capital moved to a few different cities before Sacramento officially became the capital in 1879.
Sacramento’s climate is a Mediterranean climate. Summers are hot and dry. Winters are wet and mild. The “delta breeze” temper’s the summer’s heat. Tule Fog can be extremely dense and chilling. Snowfall is rare. Monsoon clouds and flooding does occur.
Most of the city’s employees are employed by government agencies. Healthcare and schools are major employers. There are several companies based in Sacramento as well.
There are several modes of transportation in the city. Roads, highways, Amtrak service, the airport, and other modes of transportation exist. Walking and bicycling are extremely popular as well.
The culture of Sacramento is rich. Old Sacramento, with its cobbled streets and historic buildings, is a popular attraction. Many theatre venues are popular. Sacramento Second Saturday Art Walk is a popular way to view local galleries’ artists work. Several major museums exist in the city. Music, film, and food add to the richness of Sacramento’s culture.
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