In 1839, Swiss immigrant John Sutter received a land grant in the Sacramento Valley from the Mexican government. He then built Sutter's Fort to help create a flourishing agricultural empire. When gold was discovered in 1848, the fort was abandoned by Sutter's workers. It has since been restored to its original state and is open for daily tours. The Director of the Friends of Sutter's Fort Lisa Mealoy recently shared what the fort is all about.
Q: What can visitors do at Sutter's Fort?
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