Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Living History Celebration of News of California Statehood

The Elk Grove Historical Society with the Elk Grove Native Sons of the Golden West Parlor #41 invite you to the First Annual Living History Celebration of the News of Statehood. Of course you all remember that September 9th 1850 the United States Congress passed the resolution of Statehood for California, but did you know that it took until October for the residence of California to find this out.(California was given official statehood by Congress on September 9, 1850 as part of the Compromise of 1850. Thirty eight days later the Pacific Mail Steamship SS Oregon brought word to San Francisco on October 18, 1850 that California was now the 31st state—there was a bang up celebration that lasted for weeks.)

Join us at 9941 East Stockton Blvd.(the Elk Grove Regional Park) and see the 1950 Elk Grove Stage Stop, the Jail that formerly was on a barge in the Sacramento river in 1850 and lots more history in the museum. FREE ADMISSION to our event, but the Giant Pumpkin Festival is also occurring at the same time and they charge to get into the park. Our parking lot is free to visitors of the celebration, so bring the kids, grand children and enjoy a historical time with the family and take part in History with a fun day at the festival too.

Submitted by Jim Entrican
Posted by Ron Setzer

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