Scenic USA - California
Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of historic sites, points of interest, and a large
sampling of America's parklands. Each photo feature is coupled with a brief explanation.
For further detailed information, links to other related sites are provided, but in no means should they be considered an endorsement.
California Railroad Museum
|Photo by Gary O'Toole
Inset photos by Scott Dommin
Old Town Sacramento, sometimes called the birthplace of California, experienced a huge growth spurt with the discovery of gold at the nearby Sutter's Mill. A century later, Sacramento had completely lost its luster, crying out for a bold redevelopment plan. The city's master plan painstakingly reconstructed gold rush era buildings, and added museums, shops and restaurants. Now, Old Town Sacramento has been designated as a National Landmark and a state historic park.
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