Thursday, July 16, 2015
Old Sacramento is a favorite destination when it comes to learning about the history of California including the gold rush, trains, and railroads are among the topics often featured in the local museums. One aspect of Sacramento's past that has had little publicity up to this point is the Underground Sacramento. But now, Underground tours are offered daily to the public.
My family is a bunch of history geeks with one exception - me. So we went on the subterranean tour of Sacramento. We learned why the city got to go higher than its original elevation and how the people did it. One can only imagine that the work was hard and workers lived a difficult life. But I'm sure they didn't know back then because that was the only life they knew. However, we all appreciate and benefit from the result of the hard work of people who came before us.
After the tour we had lunch at Joe's Crab Shack. This time we did not have to wait in line for thirty minutes. The day was generally fun! I just wished my oldest was with us.