Low Lake Levels Reveal Submerged Settlements (Photo Essay)



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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, January 10, 2014
Settlements started during the Gold Rush were submerged after the construction of Folsom Lake Dam. Left-over structures and items from this time are now visible due to extremely low water levels. On a recent afternoon, visitors explored the foundations of buildings, looked for artifacts, and discussed the history of the site with park rangers, history buffs and strangers.
 
 
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Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio
 
 
 

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