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American River National Heritage Area - Old Sac to the Mining District

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Discovery Park - Sacramento County

1600 Garden Highway

Sacramento, CA 95833

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During the transition from Mexican Rule to U.S. Military conquest of California, the Underground Railroad Network to Freedom operated here.

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The authentic footprint from Old Sacramento along the American River through Sutter's Fort, Leidesdorff Ranch, the township of Negro Bar to the Mining District where the twin cities of Negro Hill and Mormon Island will come alive , 2021 Autumnal Equinox.

Today's Negro Bar State Historic Park expansion reflects the ongoing challenge since Colton Hall, Monterey and the initial California State Legislature including Governor Peter Burnett inaugural address to the 1849 California Legislature in San Jose, CA towards equity and inclusion.

Today, Fall 2021 the Federal land under the stewardship of the US Department of Interion and managed by the California State Parks and Recreation, Natural Resource Agency is in dire need of Federal oversite to begin equitable and inclusive standards for Indigenous and Pan African cultures denided design

The full weight of the US Military and interagency cooperation may help resolve the current probable hate crimes against humanity, revisited upon our proposed American River Parkway National Heritage Area.

Free and enslaved, people of African Heritage were a big part of the California Gold Rush Era (1840-1875) yet an inclusive and accurate story will be told with interagency cooperation.

Topics for Federal Oversite and timeline official confirmation include:

- 1840: Daguerreotype photo - Jeddiah Smith Trail along today's American River

- 1844: Rancho Rio De Los Americanos, Alta California

- 1846: California Bear Flag Revolt - California Republic

- 1848: Gold Discovery in Coloma Valley - Indian Wars in the Gold Mining District

- 1849: Historic towns of Negro Bar and Negro Hill, California

- 1850: Historic Black Churches in the Gold Mining District - California Statehood

- 1855: California Colored Convention Movement

- 1861-1874: Civil War, Juneteenth and Buffalo Soldiers in the American River Basin

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/06/25/executive-order-on-diversity-equity-inclusion-and-accessibility-in-the-federal-workforce/

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