Galt California History
In 1876, the march east began to the town of Elk Grove, which quickly became the McFarland Living History Ranch, but it took eight long years for the Founding Fathers to get there. The small town feeling of Galt has existed since the city was founded in 1860. In a way, this nostalgic sense of home may have something to do with the way it got its name. For over 150 years it maintained the small-town feel and even became an incorporation in 1946.
In general, Tarnasky said, the people who came to the area were from the Gold Rush Belt, which stretched across the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. As you can imagine, this has opened up a huge region to agriculture and contributed to settlements south of Sacramento County. Galt started out as a small town in the heart of the gold rush area, north of Elk Grove.
Somehow, the Galt Historical Society of Sacramento County found out that it had a portable sawmill and needed one to cut wood for coral boards. When they wanted to build a city to ship goods and services to Sacramento, this connection helped them make ends meet. But the railroad and the city of GALT were forgotten in the midst of the gold rush and the rest of California's gold rush until the mid-19th century.
There are railroad tracks today that run through downtown Elk Grove, and you'll also see Santa Fe cars passing through them. In 1911, a third railroad in the area was equipped with the Central California Traction Line - a line that ran from Wilton to Sheldon. Western Pacific Railroad was merged into a new company called Central Pacific Railroad Company. Today, Union Pacific is the largest rail company in California and the second largest in North America.
The property is located on a five hectare plot and is owned by the Galt Historical Society, which also maintains the cemetery. The entire property was sold to the Nature Conservancy on condition that John McFarland's house be preserved as a history, and the company agreed to a 99-year lease and also negotiated to create a "living history ranch" that would become a museum. We see it as a great opportunity for a living history ranch that will provide a tangible opportunity for visitors to learn about a time and a history that is no more than it is.
The Sacramento County Department of Parks and Recreation now owns the Galt Area Historical Society, which leases it to the people of the Galt Area. The City of Sacramento, California, the California State Park System and the State of California are leased and owned by the Sacramento County, Department of Parks & Recreation, which will be preserved for the people of the G Waltons.
The approximately 351.5 hectare site is located on the east side of Marengo Road and Cherokee Lane, which parallel the west-east border of this area. It can be seen from the northern, southern, western, eastern - western and northern - southern borders of the Galt area.
The French Camp Slough Trail (also known as the San Joaquin River Trail), which runs parallel to the waterway through levees in Stockton's south. The Old Highway 40 bike path runs parallel to the eastern Davis River, and the Folsom South Canal Recreation Trail offers scenic views of the Sacramento River and its tributaries. The Central Pacific established a Trackage Area (Niles Canyon) south of Sacramento and in Stockton Bay, which has a 1.5 mile long and 1.5 mile wide trail.
America's expansion did not end there, and Gadsden's purchase led to the creation of the California Indian Reservation, the first reservation in the United States. Reformers believed that the system of pushing the indigenous people into reserves was too strict for industrialists who cared about property and resources they saw as necessary to ensure their survival. Moreover, Western developers and settlers could buy leftover land - over land - by forcing Indians onto small plots of land.
Today there is only one cemetery that marks the site of the first town Elk Grove, but life has changed for everyone. In 1947, the Central California Traction lost its uniqueness, the overhead power was abandoned, freight traffic was maintained, but it proved too expensive, and life on the railroad ended.
Before any white man entered the country, it was populated by groups now called Sioux, Cherokee, and Iroquois. Faced with the large number of newcomers to the West, the federal government established a policy that restricted Indians to a group of territories reserved exclusively for their use, and stopped offering property to non-Indian settlers. The county passed a resolution that created the Elk Grove Indian Reservation, one of the first of its kind in the country.
On October 20, 1911, voters in ten small elementary school districts went to the polls to get a decisive vote. In an experiment, Dr. Montague and J.W. Reese pooled their efforts to form a high school district. The vote to create the Galt High School District yielded 141 votes in favor, compared with 40 votes against. For information, here is a brief history of Galt High School and here is a brief history of the district and its history.