KCRA Old Sacramento Labor Day Weekend–Americana Days
[NOTE: This is a post that is in-progress. Posting it early on Monday, September 1, 2014, in the desire to get the story out as soon after it aired on KCRA-TV in Sacramento, California, as possible. Please check back over the next few days as I expand on the story. Thanks for your patience.]
Labor Day weekend has traditionally been a big weekend event at Old Sacramento in Sacramento, California. Since 2000 it has been home to Gold Rush Days with streets covered over with tons of dirt to recreate an Old West style. This year Gold Rush Days was abruptly cancelled due to the drought and the 100,000 gallons of water it would take to wash away the dirt. Instead, Americana Days was created. The volunteer groups and merchants of Old Sacramento were not involved in the decision-making.
This story aired on KCRA 3 News on Saturday, August 30, 2014. I reported, photographed and edited this story.
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Edited with Adobe Premiere