The History Press is delighted to announce a new book from historian Cheryl Anne Stapp, author of Disaster & Triumph: Sacramento Women, Gold Rush Through The Civil War. Look for Sacramento Chronicles: A Golden Past in stores this February 2013.
Sacramento boomed when forty-niners flocked to California, but the road from riverfront trading post to cosmopolitan capital was bumpy and winding. In this collection, historian and local author Cheryl Anne Stapp reveals the setbacks and successes that shaped the city, including a devastating cholera outbreak, the 1850s squatter riots, two major fires, the glamorous Pony Express and the first transcontinental railroad built by Sacramento merchants. Even bursting levees and swollen riverbanks couldn’t keep the fledgling city down, as Sacramento hoisted its downtown buildings and streets above flood level. Come discover the diversity of Sacramento’s heritage from agriculture and state fairs to war efforts, Prohibition and historic preservation, and explore the historic sites that mark the city’s development.
Visit Cheryl Stapp’s history blog at www.cherylannestapp.com.
Sacramento Chronicles: A Golden Past by Cheryl Anne Stapp is available from the History Press and Sacramento bookstores.