California Chapter meeting on Sat 4/1

Spring 2017 California Chapter Meeting
Saturday, April 1, 2017 (yes, April Fools’ Day, but this is for real)
12:00 noon–4:00 pm

Español Italian Restaurant
5723 Folsom Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95819
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Lunch — 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm

  • Menu: soup or salad, pasta (spaghetti, vermicelli, fettuccini, ravioli, lasagna), spumoni or ice cream

Chapter meeting at 1:00 pm — Agenda

  • Officer and committee reports
  • Old Stone Arch Bridge along US 50 American River Canyon
  • Lincoln Park Terminus Marker Plaque Restoration
  • 2017 Northwood Tour Update
  • Orangevale Bridge Restoration and Replica LH Marker Update

Presentation — Ellen Osborn: Lincoln Highway/Highway 50 and Early El Dorado County

Author Ellen Osborn (great-granddaughter of John Calhoun “Cock-eye” Johnson) will share her book, A Lovely & Comfortable Heritage Lost, giving us a unique history of El Dorado County, beginning with the early days of the gold rush and the first conflicts with the Native American tribes of the region. Her book also traces the evolution of California’s Highway 50 and the Lincoln Highway from its beginning as a Native American trade trail, which became a popular Gold Rush route, and explains why it has come to be called one of the most storied and romantic roads in American history. Most importantly, Osborn shares the story of her great-grandfather and the world he lived in as emigrants poured into California, seeking promises of riches and following their own dreams of a new life.

2 thoughts on “California Chapter meeting on Sat 4/1

  1. Hello,

    I would like to attend on Saturday. Do I need to make a reservation, pay in advance, etc?

    Thank you.

    Larry Boerio

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