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Sutter's Fort

Sacramento, California
County of Sacramento.
2701 L Street
National Register Number: 66000221
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Defense - fortification.
Congressional District: CA-5 Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: State Park; www.pashhnit.com/roads/cal/SuttersFort.htm.
Web Site: www.pashnit.com/roads/cal/SuttersFort.htm.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - January 20, 1961):
During the 1840s, Sutter's Fort, situated at the convergence of overland immigrant trails, was the most strategically located site in Northern California. The fort was the focal point of the various agricultural enterprises controled by its builder, John Agustus Sutter. Discovery of gold in the Sierra foothills, ironically at a saw mill constructed for Sutter, led to the collapse of Sutter's growing empire.


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