Friday, October 05, 2007

California State Archives Tour

"Taking a peek at history: Archivists will offer free behind-the-scenes tours of the state's vast collection of records" by Peter Hecht, © Sacramento Bee, October 5, 2007. (News Article)

The State of California's first law, the " ... Statute of 1850, Chapter One, ... mandated that 'all public records, registers, maps, books, papers, rolls, documents and other writings ... connected to the political, civil and military history' of California governance be preserved in perpetuity. ... On Saturday ... the public is invited to ... tours of the vast California State Archives. ... For the first time in more than 100 years ... archivists will display a 66-foot-long map that famed railroad engineer Theodore Judah sketched out in 1861 ... for the Central Pacific railroad ... It will take 14 tables to hold the four sections of the map. ... People seeking more information can call (916) 653-7715 or check online ... " [More]

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