James Marshall was a carpenter hired to oversee construction of a sawmill for John Sutter in Coloma, California. His agreement with Sutter provided that he would receive a portion of the lumber for his services. 460 more words
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Visitors to James Marshall Gold Discovery Historic Park in Coloma are getting an added treat.
Workers were placing the final trusses in place for a new replica of Sutter’s Mill where the California Gold Rush was spawned. 350 more words
Anyone who has ever studied history of the United States will associate the words, ‘Sutter’s Mill,’ in connection with the California Gold Rush of 1849. They may know John Sutter as owner of that mill, and they may even know that it was James W. 920 more words
It may not look like much, but the South Fork of the American River changed the course of history, certainly in California. In 1848, James Marshal noticed a few flecks of shiny metal in the tailrace of the mill he was building for John Sutter just steps from where I took this photo. 40 more words