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Rough and Ready’s secession


Rough and Ready is a little town of just under a thousand residents in northen California.

In 1850, it was a mining town with 3,000 residents. To avoid alcohol laws and taxation they deemed unfair, they seceded from the Territory of California and the United States! Tempers were high and a Mexican War veteran with a devoted following led the effort which resulted in the Great Republic of Rough and Ready. This was a short-lived independence, however. Dealing with complications of being a tiny landlocked foreign nation, townsfolk voted to rejoin the Union 3 months later.

Today, Rough and Ready is proud of and clings to its old Western heritage, including an annual festival known as the “Rough and Ready Secession Day,” on the last Sunday in June.

Read more, including details on the upcoming (free!) festivities, here.

‘They’ and ‘We’


I have repeatedly told my cabinet and staff that we belong here only so long as we refer to government as ‘they,’ and never think of government as ‘we.’

-Governor Ronald Reagan (Sincerely, Ronald Reagan, 1976)

In prison…


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-via mentalfloss.com

Old Sacramento Public Docks


We recently went up to Sacramento and got to do some sightseeing! Following are some pictures I took.

One place we visited was the Old Sacramento Public Docks.

Notice the old wooden boardwalk?

Came down this way, passing a seafood restaurant

There we got to see some pretty impressive riverboats. Here is the Empress Hornblower:

The Capitol Hornblower was just pulling away:

And got to peek into the Delta King riverboat-turned-hotel:

Inside:

A model of the ship:

From the Delta King’s website:

The Delta King Hotel in Old Sacramento is a unique Sacramento treasure. The authentic riverboat plied the Sacramento River between San Francisco and Sacramento from 1927 to 1940. During World War II it served as a troop transport on San Francisco Bay. After the war the Delta King became a derelict roaming the Delta, without purpose or home. It sank at Richmond in San Francisco Bay in 1982 for a period of 18 months.

In 1984 the Delta King was brought to Sacramento where it underwent an extraordinary renovation at a cost of $9 million. Today it is a beautiful floating hotel with modern lodging amenities, 2 acclaimed restaurants offering casual and fine dining, 2 professional theaters, a wine school and exceptional facilities for weddings and meetings.

The Delta King is the best of the old world and the new. Experience old world charm and service complimented by modern amenities and acclaimed cuisine.

And lastly, Sacramento’s Golden Bridge:

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