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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Take a Step Back in Time...

If you woke up in the morning from these comfortable quarters and stepped outside your lavish accommodations to this view....

...and walked across these grounds to the baking room...
....and prepared the morning loaves of bread....
...to bake in this outside brick oven...


...and then walked across the grounds to the general store to pick up some necessities....



....and then walked next door to the candle maker to pick a new tallow...
...and then walked back across the compound......to the kitchen to check on lunch preparations...



...and then went to your office to...

...review the applications for the recent job posting you have been advertising for...



....and then went to the weaver's manufacturing plant to check on the special order blanket you are having made.........and then walked across the compound to visit the hardened criminal you have in your basement jail cell..


....you may just be John Sutter, and you may live at...


...Sutter's Fort in Downtown Sacramento. Of course when this was your typical day this was not Downtown Sacramento and you weren't also surrounded by high rises. We stepped back in time today as we toured this historic fort. The day was cold and foggy, a perfect day to step back in time.

As much as I was tempted to leave Michael in the basement jail cell, I showed mercy on his tender soul and allowed him to come home with us.
The best part of the day was finding this little gem tucked behind the fort. Unfortunately they did not allow picture taking inside. This is now my favorite museum. I loved it and highly recommend it. It was chock full of art, history, photos, jewelry, weapons, baskets....I could have spent hours in there. I will definitely be back, it is an incredible place.

7 comments:

Heather said...

What an awesome field trip. I often feel like we don't do enough of that kind of thing. Next year (resolutions are great, aren't they?) we will definitely do more.

And great find on the Indian museum. I often think it's the little surprises that yield the biggest rewards.

Jan said...

What a great field trip. Aren't you glad you can go home to modern times.

marmiteandtea said...

Sounds like a great and interesting day out but I'm so happy to live now :)

~sWaMp~WiTcH~ said...

What a wonderful step back into time. Great history lesson. Makes me appreciate microwaves and washing machines.

ChrisB said...

That sounds like an interesting visit. What a shame you couldn't take photos in the Indian museum.

lisaschaos said...

What a great piece of history!

Mamarazzi said...

what a fun day...we haven't been to old Sac for a VERY long time.