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The Leland Stanford Mansion, often known simply as the Stanford Mansion, is a historic mansion and California State Park in Sacramento, California, which serves as the official reception center for the Californian government and as one of the official workplace of the Governor of California. Built in 1856, the mansion was formerly the residence of Leland Stanford, 8th Governor of California and founder of Stanford University. The Stanford family donated the estate to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento in 1900, which maintained a children's home on the estate until 1978. Subsequently, the Californian government purchased the property to serve as the Californian capital's ceremonial reception center and as a state park, officially known as the Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park. Wikipedia

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Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park | CAF Family Vlog

Matt's homeschool field trip to Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park was a very cool adventure! We also checked out the ...

March 25, 2016

Ghostly Lineage: Sacramento's 'Spooky' Stanford Mansion

Casey Hayden has been the director of the Stanford Mansion for more than a decade. And he says he's not the only person who ...

October 12, 2018

Governor's Mansion | Visiting with Huell Howser | KCET

Huell gets a behind-the-scenes look at the Governor's Mansion in Sacramento from Kathleen Brown, who lived in the house as a ...

April 29, 2015

Historic Mansion Tour

Dina Kupfer is showing us a unique property with some great Sacramento history.

March 6, 2019

The Ohlone-Portolá Heritage Trail

An overview of the first contact between the native people of the San Francisco Peninsula and European explorers in 1769.

November 21, 2019

Brown moving into Sacramento's historic Governor's Mansion

Gov. Jerry Brown plans on moving into the historic Governor's Mansion in downtown Sacramento. Subscribe to KCRA on ...

October 16, 2015

American Disruptor: The Scandalous Life of Leland Stanford

Author and historian Roland De Wolk presents his book American Disruptor: The Scandalous Life of Leland Stanford (UC Press, ...

April 25, 2021

Step inside Old Sacramento's 'haunted' tunnels

In December 1861 and January 1862, Sacramento experienced the worst flooding in California history, according to City Historian ...

October 19, 2018

American Disruptor: The Scandalous Life of Leland Stanford

American Disruptor is the untold story of Leland Stanford – from his birth in a backwoods bar to the founding of the world-class ...

August 18, 2020

Silicon Valley: How Stanford, science, and war made tech history | Margaret O'Mara | Big Think

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July 23, 2019

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