Sacramento Old City Cemetery: Police, Fire & Legal Lore

  • Old City Cemetery Sacramento, California

From the Gold Rush forward, Sacramento had a tremendous need for infrastructure. Not just roads and levees, but law enforcement, fire protection, and courts. Sacramento’s Historic City Cemetery is home to many pioneer lawmen, lawyers, judges and firemen, whose stories will be shared on this tour, along with stories of what happens when these systems do not function, as demonstrated by the February 1851 Vigilance Committee that hung murderer Frederick Rowe.

Time: 10:0am-12:00pm

Date: Saturday May 5, 2012

Event Start/End: Sacramento Old City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway (main entrance)

Host Organization: Old City Cemetery Committee

Registration: No need to sign up, just show up at the posted meeting location.

Accessibility: This event is welcoming and accessible to children and seniors.