Ten fun facts about Sacramento
Sacramento is California's sixth capital, since 1854, and has been the state capital on two different occasions.
Sacramento has some unique nicknames, including "The Camella Capital of the World," "City of Trees," and "The Big Tomato."
Sacramento features an extensive network of tunnels beneath the city's foundations, built during the raising of the city to avoid flooding.
Sacramento is one of America's "haunted" cities. Some of the famously haunted locations include the Governor's Mansion and the California State Library.
Sacramento's $68 million renovation of the Capitol building in 1976 was the largest restoration project of that time in U.S. history.
Sacramento is second only to Paris, France, in number of trees per capita in the world.
Sacramento is home to the world's largest almond processing plant, Blue Diamond. On a busy day during harvest season, more than 12 million pounds of almonds are delivered for processing.
Sacramento's elevation is only 17 feet above sea level, even after the city's raising in the mid-1800s.
Sacramento was the birthplace of the Pony Express. The 1,980-mile mail delivery service began in 1860, and traveled from Sacramento to St. Joseph, Missouri.
Sacramento was where Mark Twain was hired as a special news correspondent with the now-defunct Sacramento Union newspaper in 1866, reporting on the city during its old west days.
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