Friday, August 1, 2014

Sailing on the Sacramento

There was gold in that there river...well, the American River which joins the Sacramento. 

Don't believe me? Ask my daughter...she actually panned flecks of gold while I was at my National Endowment for Humanities conference on the Gold Rush.
Give me a lovely summer evening, a gentle breeze and I'll drift to the past any time!
 But the best part of the being there? My ancestor: John Conrad Naegle was working for John Sutter when gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill.

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