The Lower American River: Prehistory to Parkway

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Learn the history of the American River! Here is a fact-filled account of a “pure gold” asset of California's heartland. It's the story of those who tapped the riches of the American river from Sacramento city to today's folsom Dam. Here are the native Nisenan who were nurtured by the river's bountiful salmon fishery… Jed Smith's “reckless breed” of fur trappers… Central Valley empire builder John Augustus Sutter… the gold-seekers, the growers, the entrepreneurs… and the latter-day heroes who battled to preserve and protect the 23-mile-long river parkway within the Sacramento metropolis.

Published by The American River Natural History Association
9 x 6 1/8″, paperback
134 pages
includes vintage photographs, drawings, historic map, timeline, and index
ISBN 9781887815139