Finding Gold in Your Backyard

Southside Park, Sacramento (11/22/20) Steve Arita

In the previous post, Steve Arita traveled to Grass Valley to find gold at Empire Mine. Turns out, he didn’t need to go that far. It was near his Elk Grove home at Sacramento’s Southside Park.

Steve rightly bemoans that Sacramento has adopted the sobriquet as “America’s farm to fork capital,” when it traditionally described itself as “The city of trees.” He’s not alone. Numerous locals have complained about the identity change, from one that was focused on beauty to one that takes a bit of digesting.

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