Rise, Ruin & Restoration: A History of Sutter's Fort
Rise, Ruin & Restoration: A History of Sutter's Fort

Rise, Ruin & Restoration: A History of Sutter's Fort

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by Cheryl Stapp

This book, published in 2018, provides readers with details about the rise and fall of Sutter's Fort.

Written by Sacramento author and Sutter's Fort docent Cheryl Stapp, this book is a must read for anyone wanting to know a complete history of the place we call Sutter's Fort.

165 pages, Andrew Benzie Books

Part I:

  • Introduction, Why Build a Fortress?
  • Getting Started, Building the Fort 1840-1841
  • John Bidwell, Nancy Kelsey
  • 1841: The Fort Ross Purchase
  • Building the Fort 1842-1846
  • Pierson Reading, Eliza Gregson
  • 1846: The Bear Flag Revolt and the American Conquest
  • Fall 1846 Overland Immigration
  • 1846-1847 Peace, and the Donner Party
  • The Best Years
  • Gold! and Ruin
  • James Marshall, Sam Brannan
  • Selling the Fort
  • The Fort's Fall from Grace
  • The Clerks at Sutter's Fort
  • The Blacksmiths
  • Namesake Places

Part II:

  • Restoration
  • Camp Fort Sutter
  • 1900-1950 The Pioneer Monument
  • The Fort's First Curator
  • The Great Discovery: The Kunzel Map
  • Changing Times and Exhibits
  • Rehibilitation 1980s to 1990s
  • A Royal Tourist
  • Fort Trivia
  • Epilogue
  • Bibliography
  • Pioneers and Events in the Narrative