360° VR Panoramas of the Sacramento Valley
Courtland and Freeport
On the Sacramento River, California


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Railroad tracks on the Sacramento River levee at Freeport

Railroad tracks on the Sacramento River levee at Freeport

Tracks still follow the Sacramenot levee as far as Freeport. They date from 1862 when the town flourished briefly as an alternative port to Sacramanto.

Freeport, California

Date photographed: July 7, 2016

Floating dock on the Sacramento River at Freeport

Floating dock on the Sacramento River at Freeport

Every town along the Sacramento River has a floating landing dock which rises and falls with river level. Once usd to ship agricultural porducts on steamboats, the docks are now mostly for pleasure craft.

Freeport, California

Date photographed: July 7, 2016

Buildings on the levee at Courtland

Buildings on the levee at Courtland

Like many towns along the lower Sacramento River, Courtland has a commercial row facing the highway on top of the levee. Looking behind one sees that they have been built on pilings rising from the main town level thirty feet below.

Courtland, California

Date photographed: July 7, 2016

The Courtland Bank Building

The Courtland Bank Building

The Bank of Courtland Bank building seems too large and important for this town which has never had more than 300 people.

Courtland, California

Date photographed: July 7, 2016

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