Land Park, East Sacramento
and Curtis Park Specialist

GREAT LIVING IN SACRAMENTO

GREAT LIVING IN SACRAMENTO

GREAT LIVING IN SACRAMENTO

I am writing this post in response to a Forbes article about the most miserable cities in the nation…and Sacramento was on their list. Sacramento has several aliases – some fun, some accurate. We are: The River CityCamellia CityCowtownSacratomatoCity of TreesWe are the “River City” because we are nestled at the fork of the Sacramento and American rivers. The Delta breezes cool our city each evening. We celebrate the rivers great boating weekends, the Jazz Festival in Old Sacramento which rests at the edge of the Sacramento River. In the hot summer days, we coast in rubber rafts and inner tubes down the American river. Many of our local wineries have situated themselves on land adjacent to the rivers. Camellias and azaleas love Sacramento. Camellias start their show in early spring, pink and white blooms exploding in yards and parks all over Sacramento. There is a beautiful Camellia grove planted in Capitol Park that is almost a century old. When Camellias have had their say, azaleas take over and show off through the summer. Many refer to Sacramento as the Cowtown. It is hard to tell where this really came from, but it is fun. It shows our humorous side. Many think of Sacramento as a small town and in many ways it still is. We treasure our small town status. Sacratomato is probably a reference to the tomatoes that can be found during tomato season along the roads. After all, Campbell Soup is in south Sacramento and the tomato trucks aren’t careful about a few tomatos choosing not to stay with the truck during those turns! We are...
“WHERE TO RIDE” … A LITTLE LAND PARK HISTORY

“WHERE TO RIDE” … A LITTLE LAND PARK HISTORY

Before there was Raleys…before there was Target…before there were homes galore… there was…. Horseback riding in Land Park and on Del Paso Boulevard. This is evidenced by an old copy of “Hoofbeats”, an equestrian periodical published in 1942. Here is an excerpt of a column titled “Where to Ride”. COLLEGE RIDING STABLESClos in. Ride in beautiful Land Park. GREGORY FREES, Prop. 4411 Freeport Boulevard. Dial 5-9784 SACRAMENTO RIDING CLUBFifteen horses for rent for riding on Del Paso Park’s equestrian trails. Supervised riding for children. Close fraternity amoung our riders. 3101 Del Paso Boulevard. Dial 9-2447 COWBOY’S RENDEZVOUSStables. Horses for rent. Moonoight rides. East of the Zoo in William Land Park. Katherine Fontana SOUTH SIDE RIDING CLUBRide in beautiful Land Park. Safe, well-trained horses. Also expert instructor. George Reno, Proprietor. 2643 Riverside Boulevard. Phone 3-5503 LAZY J416 Del Paso Boulevard. Ride in the American River area. Now under new management of Henry Copeland. Dial 9-1163 Now, how much fun is this little piece of...