Elk Grove, California

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Elk Grove is a city in Sacramento County, California, located just south of the state capital of Sacramento. It is part of the SacramentoArden-ArcadeRoseville Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city is 143,885. The second-largest city in Sacramento County, Elk Grove earned the title of the fastest growing city in the U.S between July 1, 2004 and July 1, 2005.[1]

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History

Elk Grove was founded in 1850 as a stage stop. It is located about 15 miles (24 km) south of historic Sutter’s Fort and thus became a crossroads for business, entertainment, mail service and agriculture, and acted as home base for gold miners in nearby communities. After it played its part in the early gold rush and statehood history in California, a close-knit community evolved with a distinctly rural and western lifestyle.

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