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Your speaker, Bill George Bill George is an enthusiastic authority on the history, culture and cuisine of California and the West. He lives and works in the Mother Lode in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, a region of the world that amazes you with natural beauty. Combine that with […]


Brighton, a center of Gold Rush excitement

Golden Note – May 2018 For a brief time, Brighton was a center of Gold Rush excitement By Bill George It’s well known that the first gold strike was at John Sutter’s sawmill on the American River at Coloma. Sutter’s saw mill was built to supply lumber to build a […]


Bill George elected President of the Sacramento Historical Society

Sacramento-area filmmaker and historian Bill George was elected President of the Sacramento Historical Society, one of the region’s largest and most prestigious cultural and historical organizations. “I’m thrilled and excited to serve as President,” Bill said. “The Sacramento Historical Society has been a leader in preserving and promoting  Sacramento’s incredible history. Staring […]


Interview with Sac Town Magazine

Q & A Rail Historian Bill George Local historian Bill George takes us on an express train to 19th century Sacramento via his new documentary about the Transcontinental Railroad. He talks to Sactown about our city’s pivotal role in helping Americans realized the California dream. So for those of us […]


Nimbus Films presents: Sacramento and the Transcontinental Railroad

A special film marking the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. The amazing story of how Sacramento astonished the world and created the world’s greatest railroad. Join historian and filmmaker Bill George as he follows in the footsteps of the great people who defied the odds and […]