Sacramento Section

Sacramento FSD To The Gold Country

Sacramento FSD To The Gold Country

Sunday, November 6, 2016 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

Sacramento Section members went on a nice 2 hour drive around the old gold rush town of Placerville, 30 miles up in the foothills of the Sierras from surburban Sacramento. 

Placerville in its earlier days used to be known as Hangtown for self-explanatory reasons, but these days as we drove around its suburbs of expensive homes reflected a far more genteel atmosphere. 

We were  honored by the participation of a man whom I have called "The Godfather of the FSD" - Robert Schilling, who originated them at the San Francisco Section about 10 years ago. He drove all the way over the Sierras in his nice 72 350SL from Minden, NV to join us!

Our halfway stop was in Coloma, the site of the sawmill where James Marshall discovered gold in 1948.  

Lunch was at an equally interesting restaurant - the Smith Flat House. 

In its basement - where we ate, was the entrance to a gold mine. 

I would like to thank Kim Coopage for hosting and arranging this drive.