As a railroad hub and a Gold Rush town, Folsom was built on a foundation of innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Folsom's rich history began more than 160 years ago, and the City incorporated in 1946. The community would not be where it is today without the vision, leadership and commitment of past leaders, activists and public servants. Their names can be found around town-- on park signs, street signs and schools. Remembering and sharing these stories from Folsom's history binds us together as a community, anchors us to our roots and teaches us valuable lessons as we plan for the future. Visit the website to learn more about these influential community members. New profiles have been added, including John Bidwell, John Sutter, Mary Ballou and General Winfield Scott.