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.
Map of Sacramento
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Places near Sacramento
- Napa Valley 48 miles away
- Sonoma 57 miles away
- San Francisco 76 miles away
- Lake Tahoe 87 miles away
- Yosemite National Park 117 miles away
- Mendocino 134 miles away
- Monterey 139 miles away
- Carmel 143 miles away
- Big Sur 161 miles away
- Kings Canyon National Park 197 miles away
- Eureka 209 miles away
- Sequoia National Park 217 miles away
- Trinidad 222 miles away
- Pismo Beach 243 miles away
- Crescent City 263 miles away
- Death Valley National Park 282 miles away
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