Friday, May 6, 2011
The American River
Sometimes I wonder how the American River got its name. Of all the rivers in the country, how come this river was named American River? Could it be because gold was first discovered by James Marshall on this river? The promise of more gold brought people from all over the world to California to pursue the "American (River) Dream" known as the Gold Rush. But I really do not know the origin of the river's name.
There are trails on both sides of the river - biking, hiking and even horse-riding trails. Every once in a while Tim and I would shift from our normal "home-to-coffee shop walks" to driving to Old Folsom and then walking along the river. Miriam was on vacation last week so we brought her with us.