|Sheriff, Gold Rush Days, Old Sacramento|
This weekend, Labor Day Weekend, is Gold Rush Days
in Old Sacramento
! The annual event which was paused briefly due to concerns with the drought, is back and better than ever. The whole of Old Sacramento has been whisked back into the 1850's--if you look carefully, you'll find some people who are carrying time machines but don't tell anyone--and there's everything from panning-for-gold and gunfights to the high drama of the 1852 Sacramento fire
(complete with firemen, ladies of the night, water, and a rescued boy).
|Friends, Gold Rush Days, Old Sacramento|
You can explore history, find out about the Buffalo Soldiers, have your head-bumps read, drink Sasparilly from beautiful blue bottles, see an army camp, ride in a carriage or on a little pony, and of course, sample all the food that Old Sacramento has on offer.
|Outside the Saloon, Gold Rush Days, Old Sacramento|
It's fun for all the family... and for all the cowboys whose horses tied up outside the saloon... they'll probably be still there tomorrow, sleeping it off before the next gunfight with the Sheriff and his deputies (all of whom were rather short and some of whom were under five years old).
|Pony Express, Gold Rush Days, Old Sacramento|
The Pony Express is in town (and if you're looking for a job, they are hiring skinny, wiry fellows under 18 years old, preferably orphans, who do not mind risking their lives daily... it says so on the sign, go take a look.)
Gold Rush Days
continue tomorrow, Monday 5th September!
Many more pictures here in the photo gallery:http://www.alisontoon.com/-/galleries/life/gold-rush-days
|Ready for the fire!!!|
Don't forget: there's now a new way into Old Sacramento, the bridge from Capitol Mall is ready for use! (Pedestrians only this weekend; it opens to vehicles later in the week). Another step to reconnecting the waterfront with downtown Sacramento. (If they keep adding bridges, one day the whole I5 might be hidden from view, like it always should have been.)
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