The Historic Old Town Treasures of Sacramento County

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Real Estate Agent with GreatWest Realty DRE# 00827565

 Old Sacramento

 

Those who follow my blog have learned I have a special affection for Old Sacramento, and the numerous annual events that occur there.  The 16th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held there this upcoming Saturday, March 17th at 1:00 pm.  I’m looking forward to attending!

Another Old Town favorite is Gold Rush Days held over Labor Day weekend.  Also, the California State Railroad Museum is in Old Sacramento!

 

However, I also want to share other delightful Old Town adventures in other Sacramento County towns and communities.  Each has a special flavor and quaint personality, which goes back to the time of their early roots and beginnings. 

 

Old Town Folsom by Myrl Jeffcoat 

 

As one travels east out of the city of Sacramento, along highway 50, they can take the Folsom Boulevard exist, and meander a mile or two over to Old Town Folsom.  Folsom is one of our Gold Rush, Mother Lode towns, which had its beginnings in the raucous days of California’s Gold Rush. In the past two decades, Folsom has grown to a vibrant city within Sacramento County, which still reveres its historical past.  In 2010-2011, Old Town Folsom underwent a restoration to preserve and revitalize areas in need of handicap accessibility, and a new sewer system.  It continues to be a delightful place to visit, with several antique shops, and cafes and restaurants.

 


Old Town Elk Grove, has also maintained its historical past.
  The town exists south of the city of Sacramento, along highway 99.  When I was a kid, Elk Grove was almost completely a rural community.  The business district back then, wasn’t much more than a 2 or 3 block area.  In today’s world, the city of Elk Grove, has expanded dramatically, as has Folsom.  The 2010 census states the population of Elk Grove is 153,000.  That was about the size of the entire population of Sacramento County, when I was a kid!

 

 Old Town Elk Grove by Myrl Jeffcoat

 

Fair Oaks Bridge by Myrl Jeffcoat 

 

Old Fair Oaks Village is in another of Sacramento County’s cities and communities, which have treasured their historical past and honored it, by keeping it alive and well.  Other than by water, the Old Fair Oaks Bridge was once the only transportation from one side of the American River to the other, at that section of the waterway.  When nearby Sunrise Bridge completed a widening, in the late 1960s, the old landmark bridge continued as a foot and bike bridge.  In addition to older historic buildings, the charm of Fair Oaks Village comes from a population of chickens, which rule the roost, and add entertainment to delight visitors. 

 

 

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Hi Myrl, I enjoy your photos of these old west places.  Enjoy the parade and I look forward to many good photos.  Nice to see old buildings reused and attracting business after so many years.

Have fun!

Gloria

March 13, 2012 03:11 PM
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Barbara Martino-Sliva
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Myrl, what a great post...love the info and the pictures of  The Historic Old Town Treasures of Sacramento County.  

March 13, 2012 07:36 PM
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Myrl I love the history  the various places you have visited.  One of these days I will make it out to Sacramento.

March 14, 2012 07:28 PM
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Toni Weidman
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Myrl - these are wonderful capsules of historic towns and the photos are enticing. I want to see it all.

March 15, 2012 08:26 AM
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Myrl,

Old Sacramento looks like such a nice, historic town.  I would love to visit it sometime when I am out that way.

Brigita

March 16, 2012 12:05 PM
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