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NCA History

NCA History

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The Natomas Community Association (NCA) has, for over 25 years, been an influential partner in the planning and development of the Natomas community. The NCA was established circa 1980 as a nonprofit organization interested in educating and involving resident and business interests in the buildout of the newly adopted South Natomas Community Plan area. The association was specifically interested in issues and concerns of community-wide significance: land use, transportation, air quality, neighborhood stability, schools, parks and development proposals.

Natomas History

Natomas History

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Our Native American Heritage
by Barbara Graichen

The first settlers arrived in the Sacramento Valley as early as 8,000 years ago. The earliest evidence of them in Sacramento County is found along the Cosumnes River near Rancho Murieta where crude stone tools were recovered from gravels estimated to be 12,000-18,000 years old. The first Natomas residents, sometimes called the Windmillers, were mainly hunters. They established villages in Natomas about 4,500 to 5000 years ago. However, some of the sites have not been fully evaluated so they may be older.

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