Sutter's Fort, Sacramento Photos

Sutter's Fort State Historic Monument was started (1839) by John Sutter (1803-80) at what is now Sacramento as an attempt to establish a self reliant American colony in what was then Spanish California. The fort not only had a formidable arsenal of cannon, but also extensive agriculture, blacksmiths, carpenters, coopers & other industry. One of Sutter's efforts to build a lumber mill at nearby Coloma changed Sutter's & American history when gold was discovered in 1848. The 1849 influx of Americans led to Spain's losing California & ironically Sutter losing his wealth as the gold rush overran his property. Sutter died in Washington, DC, while trying to get Congress to compensate him for these loses.

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Sutter's Fort State Historic Monument. Sacramento, CA.Blockhouse of Sutter's Fort. Sacramento, CA.Main gate of Sutter's Fort. Sacramento, CA.Courtyard & bread oven of Sutter's Fort. Sacramento, CA.
Sutter's Fort State Historic Monument (1839) (2701 L St.). Sacramento, CA. On National Register.Blockhouse of Sutter's Fort. Sacramento, CA.Main gate of Sutter's Fort. Sacramento, CA.Courtyard & bread oven of Sutter's Fort. Sacramento, CA.
Bread oven of Sutter's Fort. Sacramento, CA.Buildings & canon of Sutter's Fort. Sacramento, CA.Building & well of Sutter's Fort. Sacramento, CA.Bust of John Sutter who started the fortified colony at what is now Sacramento, CA.
Bread oven of Sutter's Fort. Sacramento, CA.Buildings & canon of Sutter's Fort. Sacramento, CA.Building & well of Sutter's Fort. Sacramento, CA.Bust of John Sutter (1803-80) who started the fortified colony at what is now Sacramento, CA.
Memorial to John Augustus Sutter celebrating the 100th anniversary of founding of Sutter's Fort. Sacramento, CA.Canon of Sutter's Fort rivaled those of the governing Spanish. Sacramento, CA.Cooper's shop at Sutter's Fort made barrels for the agricultural produce of Sutter's enterprise. Sacramento, CA.Recreating of barrel production at Sutter's Fort. Sacramento, CA.
Memorial (1939) to John Augustus Sutter celebrating the 100th anniversary of founding of Sutter's Fort. Sacramento, CA.Canon of Sutter's Fort rivaled those of the governing Spanish. Sacramento, CA.Cooper's shop at Sutter's Fort made barrels for the agricultural produce of Sutter's enterprise. Sacramento, CA.Recreating of barrel production at Sutter's Fort. Sacramento, CA.
Carpenter's shop at Sutter's Fort. Sacramento, CA.Blacksmith's shop at Sutter's Fort made tools used by all other enterprises. Sacramento, CA.Room in Sutter's Fort set up as it would have been by settlers arriving by covered wagon. Sacramento, CA.General store at Sutter's Fort. Sacramento, CA.
Carpenter's shop at Sutter's Fort. Sacramento, CA.Blacksmith's shop at Sutter's Fort made tools used by all other enterprises. Sacramento, CA.Room in Sutter's Fort set up as it would have been by settlers arriving by covered wagon. Sacramento, CA.General store at Sutter's Fort. Sacramento, CA.
Weaving shop at Sutter's Fort. Sacramento, CA.Kitchen at Sutter's Fort with sourdough bread bin & food storage. Sacramento, CA.Kitchen at Sutter's Fort. Sacramento, CA.Salt glaze earthenware pottery in kitchen at Sutter's Fort. Sacramento, CA.
Weaving shop at Sutter's Fort. Sacramento, CA.Kitchen at Sutter's Fort with sourdough bread bin & food storage. Sacramento, CA.Kitchen at Sutter's Fort. Sacramento, CA.Salt glaze earthenware pottery in kitchen at Sutter's Fort. Sacramento, CA.
Iron pots & earthenware cooking utensils at Sutter's Fort. Sacramento, CA.Sutter's bedroom at Sutter's Fort. Sacramento, CA.State Indian Museum adjacent to Sutter's Fort. Sacramento, CA.Native symbols painted on doors of California State Indian Museum. Sacramento, CA.
Iron pots & earthenware cooking utensils at Sutter's Fort. Sacramento, CA.Sutter's bedroom at Sutter's Fort. Sacramento, CA.State Indian Museum adjacent to Sutter's Fort. Sacramento, CA.Native symbols painted on doors of California State Indian Museum. Sacramento, CA.

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