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May 3, 2012
Tour Sacramento's neighborhoods during Jane's Walk

JANESWALK_09.JPGJane's Walk is an annual international event that fosters "free neighborhood walking tours that help put people in touch with their environment and with each other, by bridging social and geographic gaps and creating a space for cities to discover themselves."

This year Sacramento boasts six Jane's Walk tours this weekend. All tours are free and don't require an RSVP.

Saturday, May 5

10 to 12 p.m.
Old City Cemetery: Police, Fire & Legal Lore
Starting Point: Sacramento Old City Cemetery, Main Gate, 1000 Broadway

12 to 2 p.m.
Downtown: Circling the Capitol
Starting Point: Sutter Club, 1220 9th Street (9th and Capitol Mall)

3 to 5 p.m.
Midtown: Mixing Business with Pleasure
Starting Point: Old Soul at The Weatherstone, 812 21st Street

6 to 8 p.m.
Downtown Rock & Roll Tour
Starting Point: The Torch Club, 904 15th Street, Sacramento

Sunday, May 6

11 to 5 p.m.
Seersucker Ride/Jane's Roll
Starting Point: Marshall Park, 28th and J Street

2 to 4 p.m.
Winn Park
Starting Point: 2620 P Street

Local Jane's Walk is sponsored by Sacramento Old City Association, Old City Cemetery Committee, Sacramento Heritage Inc., Downtown Sacramento Partnership, Sacramento Tweed and Sacramento County Historical Society. See SOCA for more information on these tours.

PHOTO CREDIT: Luis Sumpter (center) provided history on the Van Voorhies Residence during a walking tour of Alkali Flat. The tour, organized by the Sacramento Old City Association, was part of the nationwide Jane's Walks to explore neighborhoods. 2011 Sacramento Bee photograph by Manny Crisostomo

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California and Sacramento have a long, rich, vibrant history. And our region is blessed with an abundance of historical resources maintained by museums, libraries, archives and societies. This blog aims to alert readers to the latest developments in local/state historical education and research.

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Michael Dolgushkin

Michael Dolgushkin is Manuscript Librarian at the California State Library History Section. He is co-author of San Francisco's California Street Cable Cars and is a frequent contributor to the California State Library Foundation Bulletin. Contact him at

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