History of the Lower American River

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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Join us as Sacramento Public Library authors Christopher Curran and Jason Weekley talk about their new book, History of the Lower American River.

Flowing through Sacramento County, the American River has long been a dynamic neighbor to those living along its waters. As the American River flooded, its banks were leveed, and its course was corrected to allow for further settlement and industry. Sacramento, in a feat of civic engagement, raised its business district above the floodplain, echoing the earthen mounds the Nisenan people used to raise their homes. Massive dredgers tore the riverbed in search of California’s famous mineral. Railroad tracks, and later roads, were built to accommodate for more and more people living along its banks. The American River pressed those banks, but the residents of the Sacramento Valley persisted and created a vibrant capital for one of the world’s largest economies.

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Topic: History of the Lower American River
Time: Jul 10, 2021 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 966 3083 0363
Passcode: American

Event Type(s): Authors/Speakers
Age Group(s): Adults
Presenter: Jason Weekley and Chris Curran
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