My entry for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week. Let’s see how creative you can get. This topic is fairly self-explanatory. I’m looking forward to what you all decide to post. I just want you to have some fun with your photography.
This is a fun yet informative episode that I’d never seen until I stumbled upon it today, as I was going through the very long list of shows Huell Howser did around California. It makes clear what an important role Sutter’s Fort played in the development of the Sacramento valley during the Gold Rush and long after — not only […]
Here are a couple of images (taken at the Sacramento History Museum) that I forgot to include with my post on Monday, Exploring Sutter’s Fort, Part 3.
The guns at Sutter’s Fort, mostly used to make a strong impression on the locals, were a varied collection drawn from passing ships and from the Russians at Fort Ross in what is now Sonoma County. The armament, as early as 1842, consisted of two brass fieldpieces and a dozen or more iron guns of different kinds brought from Hawaii […]
Augustus Sutter arrived in California when it was still very much a part of Mexico. The Emigrant Quarters in Sutter’s Fort represents the welcome he gave to those who followed him, arriving from the United States and other parts of the world.
Salmon season is an annual event in my life, since we live relatively close to the American River, and The Big Guy is basically obsessed with catching and eating salmon rather than buying it at the supermarket. So every year — usually from late August through October — our normal schedule begins to revolve heavily around salmon fishing. I was […]