The Old West was replaced with vintage American cars of Sacramento area car clubs.

KCRA Old Sacramento Labor Day Weekend–Americana Days

Published On September 1, 2014 | By Mike Carroll | Uncategorized

[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.

The quiet streets of Old Sacramento on Saturday Morning, August 30, 2014, at Americana Days.

The quiet streets of Old Sacramento on Saturday Morning, August 30, 2014, at Americana Days.

Shot on Sony Cine Alta HD XDCAM

 

Gold Rush Days in Old Sacramento in 2013. The streets are covered with four tons of dirt to re-create the look of the Old West.

Gold Rush Days in Old Sacramento in 2013. The streets are covered with four tons of dirt to re-create the look of the Old West.

Edited with Adobe Premiere

The Old West was replaced with vintage American cars of Sacramento area car clubs.

The Old West was replaced with vintage American cars of Sacramento area car clubs.

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Mike Carroll joined the digital revolution in 1999 with a Sony TRV900 camcorder and Final Cut Pro, when it was only Final Cut Pro and not version 2, 4 or a Suite.

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