Sacramento was first established in 1839 when Johann Augustus Sutter settled at the confluence of the American and Sacramento Rivers.
In 1848 gold was discovered just 30 miles east in Coloma and the news soon spread like wildfire. Fortune hunters came in their thousands in the hope of striking it rich — in fact at the time it was recorded as the largest human migration in history.
In 1850 California became a state and Sacramento became its capital four years later. Today the city is at the heart of one of the fastest growing regions in the United States and despite enjoying a peaceful location in a scenic river valley, Sacramento is a cosmopolitan city of tall, gleaming buildings and is well known for its vibrant arts scene.
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Places near Sacramento
- Napa Valley 77 kilometers away
- Sonoma 91 kilometers away
- San Francisco 122 kilometers away
- Lake Tahoe 140 kilometers away
- Yosemite National Park 187 kilometers away
- Mendocino 216 kilometers away
- Monterey 224 kilometers away
- Carmel 229 kilometers away
- Big Sur 259 kilometers away
- Kings Canyon National Park 316 kilometers away
- Eureka 337 kilometers away
- Sequoia National Park 348 kilometers away
- Trinidad 357 kilometers away
- Pismo Beach 391 kilometers away
- Crescent City 422 kilometers away
- Death Valley National Park 453 kilometers away
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