Sacramento is located in Central Valley, in the State of California in the west part of the United States of America. Original Indigenous people to the area were the Nisenan and Maidu tribes. John Sutter arrived in 1839. Named for the Sacramento River which was named for the Santisimo Sacramento (Most Holy Sacrament) in reference to the Holy Eucharist by Gabriel Moraga. The area was incorporated in 1850. It has been the capital of California since 1879. The population of California (39 million) is more than the entire Country of Canada. The population of Sacramento is just over 490,000. The Sacramento metropolitan area consists of 7 counties; El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yoloand Yuba with a population just fewer than 2,250,000. The annual high temperature is 74°F and the annual low is 49°F making the average 61°F. The 1960 Winter Olympics were held at Squaw Valley hosting 30 countriesand 27 events and saw 665 athletes participate! A few famous people from Sacramento are Sam Elliott, Jessica Chastain, Adrienne Barbeau, Brie Larson, Lisa Ling, Lee Greenwood and James Mitchell.
Sights & Sounds
California State Railroad Museum, California State Capitol Museum, Raging Waters Sacramento, Crocker Art Museum, The California Museum, California State Indian Museum, Crest Theatre, Hornet Stadium, Tower Bridge, Sutter’s Fort, Sacramento Zoo, Olympic Village Inn.
College & University
Northwestern California University School of Law, California State University Sacramento, Sacramento City College, Cosumnes River College, American River College, McGeorge School of Law, US Davis School of Medicine.
Sacramento Kings, Sacramento River Cats, Sacramento State Hornets men’s basketball.
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