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Notes on the Geography of The Western United States: The Central Pacific Railroad: Photo 5

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Sutter's agrarian fortune would collapse with the Gold Rush, but there were newcomers to take his place. They included these two, who started out running a Sacramento hardware store. Forty years ago, the neighborhood was near collapse, but it's now been restored as part of an Old Sacramento State Historic Park. All along the line of the railroad across the Sierra, in fact, history has been discovered as a tourist-promotion strategy.

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