State Archives Reveal Special Treasures

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(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, October 4, 2007

The California State Archives is opening its doors on a few Saturdays this month to show off some of the seldom-seen items in its collection.  State Archivist Nancy Lenoil says the public can take behind-the-scenes tours of the climate controlled rooms where precious documents are preserved.  Items on display include a map created in 1861 of the proposed route of the Central Pacific Railroad over the Sierra.  Lenoil  says it will take fourteen tables to display it. 

  “We don’t have any hard information of whether it’s the first time it’s been on exhibit. We suspect it is because it’s 66-feet long…” 

October is California Archives month.  Saturday the archives will be open from four to eight p-m.  Admission is free.  Saturday, October 13th, the archives will be open from 8:30 to fou for family history day.