The Pelican Guide to Sacramento and the Gold CountryBook - 1987
There's gold in them there hills! . . . And so much more to see and do in Sacramento and the gold country. In-depth accounts and descriptions of the region's colorful history, its rich cultural heritage, and the people who started it all make The Pelican Guide to Sacramento and the Gold Country an essential companion for travelers and residents like. The gold rush, the Victorian era, the history of the railroad, and more can be relived through the museums and restored historical buildings in the area. For the outdoor adventurer, whitewater rafting on the American River, spelunking tours through huge caverns, and champagne flights in hot-air balloons are just a few of the attractions this region offers. Also, rafting instructors offer special expeditions for the handicapped along the Independence River Trail and the American River. Sacramento's Dixieland Jazz Festival tops the list of annual events in the area. Visitors can also enjoy the Courtland Pear Festival, the Jumping Frog Jubilee in Calaveras County, the Fiddletown Fiddler's Contest, and various ethnic festivals. Listings of restaurants, galleries, performing-arts centers, lively bars, and hotel accommodations complete this extensive guide. Explore one of America's most diverse and inviting regions with The Pelican Guide to Sacramento and the Gold Country . Faren Maree Bachelis is a freelance writer and editor. She spent three years researching the information for this comprehensive volume.