Sacramento and the Gold Country Travel Guide
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Plan Your Sacramento and the Gold Country Vacation
A new era dawned for California when James Marshall turned up a gold nugget in the tailrace of a sawmill he was constructing along the American River. Before January 24, 1848, Mexico and the United States were still wrestling for ownership of what would become the Golden State. With Marshall's discovery, the United States tightened its grip on the region, and prospectors from all over the world came to seek their fortunes in the Mother Lode.
Full-service hotels, budget motels, and small inns can be found in Sacramento. Larger towns along Highway 49—among them Jackson, Placerville, Auburn, and...read more
American, Italian, and Mexican are common Gold Country fare, but chefs also prepare ambitious European, French, and California cuisine. Grass Valley's meat...read more
Things To Do in Sacramento and the Gold Country
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Rush to the past: Marshall Gold Discovery State Park and Hangtown's Gold Bug & Mine conjure up California's mid-19th century boom.... Read more
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