gold rush settlers

Preserving the Pioneer Spirit

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This website is dedicated to those stalwart early California pioneers of the late 1840’s and early 1850’s. It is intended to give proper recognition to the contributions made by them in settling and developing early California. It is hoped that this material will be a source of accurate historical information for teachers, Living History re-enactors, and to educate the public concerning their accomplishments.


Pioneer Heritage Tours

Presents your chance to meet living history re-enactors in person:

John Sutter, Sam Brannan, Thomas Rhoads, Angelina Lovett, Sydney Willes, Melissa Coray, and more! Subject matter experts from the Folsom Powerhouse, Sacramento Valley Railroad, Pony Express, and a representative of Chinese history – just to name a few!

A short shopping spree on Sutter Street in Folsom where merchants are offering specials just for our bus tour passengers!

Eat lunch in the beautiful surroundings of Pioneer Village in Old Folsom!

PRIZES on the bus!

August 13 th , 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Meet at 1101 51st St., Sacramento, LDS Chapel

CALL 916-985-8984 to reserve your seat!

take a ride through history