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Category: Sacramento

The Masonic Caves

On a particularly long and tedious road trip, we drove over an hour out of our way to visit the…

Black Chasm Cavern

There are four Cave & Mine Adventures caves in the Sierra Mountains that are frequented by tourists. The most popular…

Sacramento’s Underground

Remember John Sutter of Sutter’s Fort fame? Well… When John Sutter left Switzerland, he left behind a large family who…

Good ‘Ole Sacto

Sacramento is the capitol of California… and not San Francisco or Los Angeles like many people think. Those who don’t…

Sutter’s Fort

We’ve seen that the Spanish settled in California… followed closely by the Russians… and how other colonial nations arrived to…

Route 49: Gold Country

For this road trip we passed through gold country… along the Sierra Nevada… a place where ghost towns, houses, mining…

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