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For the record : catalog of the public records, City of Sacramento 1849-1982, Sacramento County, 1848-1982
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Background
Among western metropolitan areas, Sacramento may claim a unique heritage. The study of Sacramento history reveals a sequence of economic, social, cultural, and political developments that is duplicated nowhere else. This region has been a vital center of frontier settlement, pioneer growth, and western business enterprise since John Sutter, the Swiss adventurer and entrepreneur, began his efforts in 1839 to found an imperial fiefdom near the confluence of the American and Sacramento Rivers. During the gold rush era, Sacramento emerged as the leading commercial entrepot, financial hub, state capitol, and entertainment center for the Mother Lode mining region. From that time through the post-World War II boom years of the large scale expansion of state government and federal military installations, the Sacramento area has grown in ways which mirror the general patterns of western historical development, yet which remain distinctive in detail.
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Copyright has not been assigned to the Center for Sacramento History for private collections. All requests for permission to publish or quote from private manuscript collections must be submitted in writing to the Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Center for Sacramento History as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader. No permission is necessary to publish or quote from public records.
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Collection is open for research by appointment only.