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  Folsom, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park preserves a powerplant built in 1896 that harnessed the waters of the American River to provide electricity to Sacramento.
Folsom State Prison is the second-oldest in California.
Folsom is the terminus of the Gold Line of Sacramento Regional Transit District's light rail service.
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 James Folsom, sr.
James Elisha Folsom, the forty-fifth and forty-seventh governor of Alabama, was born October 9, 1908, in Coffee County, one of eight children born to Joshua and Eulala Dunnavant Folsom.
Folsom took his campaign directly to the people and entertained them with a country band, the Strawberry Pickers, while he displayed the mop and suds bucket with which he intended to clean state government.
Folsom's first term in office was also marred by a paternity case and accusations "of scandal, misconduct, and corruption in various state agencies under Folsom's control or the guidance of his associates." He achieved some of his goals: increased funding to aid education and the elderly as well as road improvements.
www.archives.state.al.us /govs_list/g_folsom.html   (844 words)

  
 Folsom or Madison - New Mexico Ghost Town
It could be considered a bit unusual to name a town using the maiden name of the wife of the president of the united states.
Frances Folsom was the maiden name of the wife of Grover Cleveland, president of the United States at the time.
The town is the birth place of the "Folsom Man" a name given the supposed existence of man in the area dating back to the Pleistocene or Ice Age some 20,000 years ago.
www.ghosttowns.com /states/nm/folsom.html   (231 words)

  
 Folsom Living - Your Online Information Guide to Moving & Living in Folsom City, CA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Folsom's residents share a strong sense of community and pride in the high quality of life that makes Folsom a truly unique place to live, play and work.
Folsom was originally a gold mining town, as were most of the California towns in the area.
Folsom is bordered on the north by Folsom Lake, an 18,000-acre, man-made lake that draws more than four million visitors a year, according to the California Department of Parks and Recreation.
www.folsom-living.com   (514 words)

  
 Folsom Workshop -- Summary and Findings
Folsom points (arrowheads) were first excavated near Folsom, New Mexico in 1926.
Jeffrey Flenniken followed Crabtree with replication experiments and concluded in 1978 that "...hand-held indirect percussion appears to be the only technique capable of producing flutes with the same attributes as those exhibited on the Lindenmeier Folsoms." Both of these replicators realized the deficiencies in their results and encouraged future knappers to continue the replication experiments.
Folsom points were hafted in wood instead of bone.
www.ele.net /workshop/summary.htm   (1154 words)

  
 Folsom - The American River Town   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Folsom’s historic roots began with the railroad during the Gold Rush.
The historic Folsom Powerhouse lit its first light bulb on July 13, 1895 and produced 11,000 volts of electricity which was sent 22 miles to Sacramento.
Folsom’s history is housed in the Wells Fargo Assay building on historic Sutter Street, a tall solid granite structure which also served as a stop for the Pony Express.
www.visitfolsom.com /pr_2.html   (316 words)

  
 The Folsom Tavern   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
After Samuel Folsom’s death in 1790, one-third of his estate with half-part of the ‘mansion’ was bequeathed to his wife Elizabeth, and the remaining two-thirds of his estate went to his three daughters.
Elizabeth continued to run the tavern until her death in 1805 as “Widow Folsom’s Inn.” The historic structure stayed in the family until 1856 when it was sold to George Washington Dearborn, a retired druggist who kept a “curiosity” antiques shop in the building.
The kitchen of the Folsom Tavern was in an ell and this was not moved when the tavern was brought from its original location.
www.independencemuseum.org /aim_folsom.htm   (577 words)

  
 folsom
Folsom is on the National Register of Historic Places, it is a National Historic Landmark, and it is a New Mexico State Monument.
The major purpose of the 1920s excavation was to recover bison skeletons for museum display, and once the site’s archaeological significance became known, to document the association of the artifacts with the bison skeletons, and determine the site’s age.
As a result, basic questions about the Folsom site's geological history and stratigraphy, its age, the environment at the time of the occupation, how thoroughly and in what fashion Folsom hunters butchered the animals, the scale and extent of their settlement mobility, or how long they may have lingered at the site remained unanswered.
www.smu.edu /anthro/QUEST/Projects/Folsom.htm   (703 words)

  
 Folsom Feline Rescue - About Us   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Folsom Feline Rescue is committed to improving the quality of life for homeless and unwanted felines by providing and finding homes, assisting and educating the community, and controlling overpopulation.
Folsom Feline Rescue is not a shelter, county animal control, or the SPCA.
The Folsom city population is currently at 45,493 for January 1, 2000 and is growing at a yearly rate of 5 – 7%.
www.folsomfelines.org /about.shtml   (433 words)

  
 Folsom Dam
Folsom Lake was created in 1955 by Folsom Dam, a concrete dam flanked by earth wing dams and dikes with a total length of about 9 miles.
The Folsom Project on the American River in California is a unit of the Central Valley Project (CVP).
During the December 1964 storm, the inflow into Folsom Lake reached a record high of 280,000 cubic feet per second, with a river release of 115,000 cubic feet per second.
www.parks.ca.gov /?page_id=882   (517 words)

  
 Liberal Bias Permeates College Texts, Professor Warns -- 07/23/2003
Folsom, a professor of American history at Hillsdale College and author of The Myth of the Robber Barons, a history of the rise of big business in America, spoke to attendees at the Young America's Foundation 25th Annual National Conservative Student Conference, a week-long event that brings together young conservative activists from across the nation.
Folsom described the bias against religion, saying: "Christianity as usually viewed is very unimportant as a theme in American history," as well as an economic bias consisting of the contention that "capitalism or the free market has failed and that we need government intervention to correct or modify this failing."
Folsom went on to discuss the description of tax cuts guided by Secretary of the Treasury Andrew Mellon under Republican President Calvin Coolidge during the 1920s, a tax cut which Folsom emphasized raised federal revenue despite the negative impression implied toward Mellon.
www.cnsnews.com /ViewCulture.asp?Page=\Culture\archive\200307\CUL20030723d.html   (912 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Folsom culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Folsom is a village located in Union County, New Mexico.
The Folsom Tradition is though to have derived from the earlier Clovis culture and dates to between 9000 BC and 8000 BC.
The Clovis culture is a prehistoric Native American culture that first appears in the archaeological record of North America around 13,500 years ago, at the end of the last ice age.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Folsom-culture   (529 words)

  
 Old Town Inn-Folsom : Links & History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Folsom Lake, the larger of the area's two lakes, is formed behind Folsom Dam and has 120 miles of shoreline.
Folsom State Prison is one of the State's best known prison industries.
Sponsored by the Folsom Chamber of Commerce, plenty of action is on hand at the Dan Russell Rodeo arena, including barrel racing, calf roping, bull and bronc riding, and children's mutton busting.
www.oldtowninnfolsom.com /links.html   (1647 words)

  
 Folsom Real Estate and El Dorado Hills Real Estate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Folsom has an excellent public school system and an exceedingly low crime rate -- in fact, Folsom's crime rate is the lowest in all of Northern California, according to FBI and Department of Justice statistics.
A stable local economy combined with the city maintaining balanced budgets, including surpluses and reserves over the past several years have resulted in Folsom becoming one of the fastest-growing cities in the state, with the population increasing from approximately 12,000 residents in the early 1980s to over 60,000 residents today.
Folsom's real estate market offers primarily single-family detached homes on spacious lots, though some condominiums, townhouses and land lots are available.
www.falkteam.com   (636 words)

  
 Folsom - Rancho Cordova - sacbee.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
FOLSOM - A two-vehicle accident Thursday morning backed up commuter traffic on westbound Highway 50 from Folsom to El Dorado Hills while a Medivac helicopter picked up one driver with major injuries and debris was cleared from the freeway.
The Folsom Cordova and Elk Grove school districts have commissioned a third study to examine the feasibility of transferring the massive Sunrise Doug-las development.
FOLSOM - Mercy Hospital of Folsom's $18 million emergency department expansion received a $1 million boost late Tuesday when the City Council voted to donate some of the city's proceeds from a recent land sale.
www.sacbee.com /content/community_news/folsom_cordova   (2133 words)

  
 Folsom Tradition - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Folsom Tradition is a name given by archaeologists to a sequence of Paleo-Indian archaeological cultures of central North America.
They are characterised by their use of Folsom points as projectile tips and their activities are generally known from kill sites where slaughter and butchering of bison took place and Folsom tools were left behind.
The type site is Folsom, New Mexico, a marsh-side kill site found in 1926.
www.americancanyon.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Folsom_culture   (235 words)

  
 Sunset: Bridge to the past - city of Folsom, California   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Maintaining a bridge to the past is often difficult for a town undergoing the type of rapid growth that is happening in Folsom.
The third bridge, Folsom Historic Truss Bridge--a narrow 1893 steel truss--was recently restored and returned to its original stone foundations for use as a pedestrian and bicycle crossing.
Folsom's influence solidified when the first long-distance commercial powerhouse in the West was built alongside the river.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1216/is_3_206/ai_70910570   (988 words)

  
 Folsom, California News, Message Boards & More - My Folsom .Com!
Local officials are looking into possibly adding a new spillway to Folsom Dam, as the original plan of modifying the dam has ballooned in costs.
Folsom City Council recently voted to donate $1 million from a recent land sale to Mercy Hospital, for its fundraising for an emergency room expansion.
Folsom has become the first Sacramento County city to make a stand.
www.myfolsom.com   (492 words)

  
 Folsom - California Ghost Town
The progressive nature of Folsom currently could give the impression of a relatively new city but, in fact, Folsom is one of the older cities in Northern California and is very proud of its past.
Joseph Libby Folsom acquired the land in the area and hired engineer Theodore Judah to survey it for a railway and a township to be called Granite City.
With the completion of the railroad, Folsom became a transportation hub to the Mother Lode with stage and freight lines meeting the train.
www.ghosttowns.com /states/ca/folsom.html   (281 words)

  
 Signature Properties: New Homes in the San Francisco Bay Area, Ruby Hill, Folsom, and El Dorado Hills
The Folsom area is steeped in California history dating back to the Gold Rush when trains arrived at Folsom's Ashland Station filled with supplies and optimistic prospectors bound for the Gold Country.
Today, Folsom commemorates the optimism and entrepreneurial spirit of its past, and has become one of the most sought after locations to own a new home in the greater Sacramento area.
Test scores for Folsom's schools are consistently higher than the national average, and the curriculum features a broad range of educational opportunities and sports programs.
www.sigprop.com /nbds/ashland_creek/area.asp   (234 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Folsom culture (Human Evolution) - Encyclopedia
B.C. and to occur throughout the Central Plains of North America from Montana to Texas.
Like Clovis points (see Clovis culture), Folsom points show a distinct lengthwise groove (known as fluting) on each face which served to enhance the hafting to spear shafts.
Folsom groups were the first known to practice a cooperative type of hunting described as the "surround kill" method, though most hunting seems to have been performed either by lone individuals or small groups.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/F/Folsomcu.html   (206 words)

  
 The American Experience | George Wallace: Settin' the Woods on Fire | People & Events | Jim Folsom
As Folsom’s campaign caravanned all over the state, political observers including George Wallace took note of its entertaining, carnival atmosphere as well as the earthy approach of its main attraction.
He was unable to break the dominance of conservative Black Belt representatives in the legislature on larger issues such as legislative reapportionment, a revision of the 1901 state constitution, and a road construction bill to pave farm-to-market roads.
His speech broke down into gibberish as he called his greedy opponents "me-too" candidates, resulting in minutes of Folsom chanting "me, too, me, too, me, too, meeee, toooo!" While friends and associates claimed Folsom had been drugged, the damage was done.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/amex/wallace/peopleevents/pande02.html   (841 words)

  
 Folsom Real Estate and Homes for Sale in Sacramento County, California
The workforce is well-connected to the thriving commercial, governmental and retail centers of Sacramento as well as the multitude of high-tech start-ups and giant conglomerates such as Intel, found throughout the metropolitan area.
With Folsom's bustling economy drawing plenty of new families, family-friendly facilities are always expanding as well.
Recreational opportunities in Folsom are unparalleled, with miles of hiking and biking trails, spacious and beautiful Folsom Lake, the American River and 45 parks available for residents and visitors alike.
www.folsom-real-estate-and-homes.com   (763 words)

  
 Recreation.gov   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Recreation at Folsom Reservoir is managed by the California Department of Parks and Recreation under agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation, Central California Area Office.
The reservoir was created by Folsom Dam across the American River.
Folsom Lake is located 20 miles northeast of Sacramento via Highway US 50.
www.recreation.gov /detail.cfm?ID=(11)   (193 words)

  
 Realty Times - Real Estate News and Advice - Local Market Conditions
Folsom continues to be the Mecca for prestige, quality of life, superb shops and restaurants, and its EXCELLENT school system.
Folsom is such a desirable place to live another reason houses are still selling.
Folsom offers a great range of housing, with prices from about $320,000 to more than $1,500,000.
realtytimes.com /rtmcrloc/California~Folsom   (359 words)

  
 Folsom Dam
Folsom Dam and Reservoir is located downstream of the confluence of the north and south forks of the American River, near the City of Folsom.
Folsom Dam moderates winter and spring flows to the American River and releases water to the American River during the summer and fall.
The temperature of the water released from Folsom is monitored with a goal of maintaining the temperature at 57 degrees (Baptista).
cee.engr.ucdavis.edu /faculty/lund/dams/Folsom/FolsomDam.html   (1708 words)

  
 Folsom Museum
In 1965, a group of Folsom citizens decided to develop a museum to honor the Folsom Man Discovery, to preserve and display local artifacts, and to record pioneer history.
On February 3, 1966, a general meeting was held at the Folsom Fire House to elect a board of trustees and set up a constitution and by-laws.
The State Museum lacked the staff to support a walking path to the Folsom Man Monument and were afraid to open it without supervison to keep people from disturbing the area.
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 Welcome to Folsom State Prison   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Folsom State Prison was opened in 1880, and covers 40 acres.
Folsom State Prison's location was selected due to an unlimited amount of native stone for building the prison.
Folsom State Prison is located 25 miles East of Sacramento, and approximately 100 miles North East of San Francisco.
www.corr.ca.gov /InstitutionsDiv/INSTDIV/facilities/fac_prison_FSP.asp   (486 words)

  
 CaliMan Triathalon - About Folsom
Folsom is a historic gold rush town nestled on the shores of the American River downstream from Folsom Lake that serves the Sacramento Valley drinking water and flood protection needs.
Folsom was a central hub of activity in the gold rush days and enjoys distinctions like being the site of California's first college, the West's first railroad and the world's first long-distance transmission of electricity.
The most prominent lodging in Folsom is the spectacular Lake Natoma Inn, which sits on the far shore of Lake Natoma, 6 miles upstream from the race site at Nimbus Flats.
www.japroductions.com /caliman/folsom.html   (258 words)

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