Saturday, September 3, 2011

Gold Rush Days in Old Sacramento

We made our third trip to Sacramento, this time to enjoy Gold Rush Days.  Most of the streets in Old Sacramento were covered with dirt, so you can't see the asphalt.  All of the parking meters were covered with burlap bags and the town took on a western feeling.  There were several stages throughout town with country, bluegrass, or civil war or music from the 1800's.  Throughout town were parades, gunfights, demonstrations, and cannon firings.  There was a Union encampment, stagecoach rides, buckboard and Conestoga wagon rides.  All 5 museums were open for free, the train was running, taking folks on rides around town. All of the stores were open and numerous craft tents were set up like back in the days of the Gold Rush era.  Lots of food vendors were on hand too.  Many participants were in full western dress.  We had a great day and were pooped by mid afternoon.  We got home just in time to watch our favorite football team, the U.S.F. Bulls beat Notre Dame and then soak in the hot spa.
after the gunfight


Professional Ladies

Want to go for a ride?

Town folk ready for the gunfight

Lady with a gun
Buffalo Soldiers
The fire department
Some Entertainment
Debbie and a Mexican Bandito

U.S. Marshall
Union Chaplan

Nice Ladies
My Lady


                                          Indians Dancing (turn up the volume and play)                 

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