The Pony Express Monument

Photo: The Pony Express Monument, Old Town Sacramento, California The buildings that the Pony Express Monument is facing consists of an old Wells Fargo bank, the location of California’s 1st Supreme Court, and the westernmost terminal of the legendary Pony Express mail delivery service which ran from St. Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento from 1860 to …

Scarecrow Park

Photo: Halloween Decorations in Scarecrow Park, Old Sacramento, California My favorite part of Halloween while growing up was Trick or Treating an entire pumpkin full of candy from around the neighborhood. It doesn’t seem like parents take their kids out as much these days which is unfortunate. If I ever have kids, then they will …

“The Big Four” Building, Old Sacramento SHP, California

Photo: Central Pacific Railroad Company and Huntington, Hopkins & Co. Hardware Store, Old Town Sacramento, California You may have recognized this building as the backdrop for my website. The Big Four Building consists of the Huntington, Hopkins & Co Hardware store, Stanford Brothers Warehouse, and Nathaniel Dingley Steam Coffee & Spice Mill. Aside from the …

Gam Saan, Land of the Golden Mountain

If you’ve seen the regular portion of my website, you might have noticed the Wild West Gold Rush theme going on and wondered why I designed it that way. If you’ve read my bio and know a little about early Northern California history then perhaps you might know why. But I suspect that most people …