Sutters Fort

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In 1839 Swiss immigrant John Sutter established a flourishing agricultural empire and named it New Helvetia (New Switzerland.) Sutter’s Fort was critical in the Rescue of the tragic Donner party and became a respite for weary travelers. It was Sacramento’s earliest settlement and has been restored to its former state by the California State Parks System. It is truly like stepping back in time when entering its massive wooden gates in the heart of midtown Sacramento and captures the pioneer spirit of the California Gold Rush.

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4 thoughts on “Sutters Fort

  1. Great place, my grandson loved seeing the replica gold discovery, and especially the docent who taught him to use flint & steel to make fire.

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  2. Pingback: Old still on display at Sutter’s Fort | Sutter's Fortification

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