Historical Events

Each decade has historical significance: Land grants, gold rush, railroad, parks, fire department, post offices, water, telephone, electricity.

Donner Party by Ellen Rosa

Mrs. Ellen Rosa describes how members of her Rhoads family lead the rescue to the Donner Party. Mrs. Rosa is a descendant of the Rhoads and Sheldon families of the Cosumnes River Valley and has done extensive research and authored several articles and books on the subject of the first European settlers in the area.

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EG History - Part 1 by E. Pinkerton- Native Peoples to 1840

In March 2017, long time area educator, historian and author Mrs. Elizabeth Pinkerton presented a detailed summary of the history of Elk Grove to the membership of the Elk Grove Historical Society. Louis Silveira assisted Mrs. Pinkerton with her presentation. The Foundation was there to capture her presentation and has produced seven episodes from her discussion from Native Peoples to 2017.

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EG History - Part 2 by E. Pinkerton - 1840 to 1870

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EG History - Part 3 by E. Pinkerton -1870 to 1900

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EG History - Part 4 by E. Pinkerton -1900 to WWII

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EG History - Part 5 by E. Pinkerton -Executive Order 9066 , Japanese Internment

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EG History - Part 6 by E. Pinkerton - WWII to 1960

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EG History - Part 7 by E. Pinkerton -1960 to 2017

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Land Grants by Mark Davidson

In 2018, the Linda Mae Mahon Lema Foundation recorded a general meeting of the Elk Grove Historical Society where local Early-California historian Mark Davidson was a guest speaker. In his presentation, Mark shares the story of how title to many thousands of acres of land was granted by the Spanish and later the Mexican governments to local residents. These land grants covered areas we now know as Sacramento, Elk Grove, Folsom, and beyond.

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Land Grants by Mark Davidson - Part 02

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Land Grants by Mark Davidson - Part 03

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Land Grants by Mark Davidson - Part 04

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Land Grants by Mark Davidson - Part 05

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Land Grants by Mark Davidson - Part 06

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Land Grants by Mark Davidson - Part 07

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Land Grants by Mark Davidson - Part 08

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Land Grants by Mark Davidson - Part 09

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Land Grants by Mark Davidson - Part 10

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