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. 505 more words
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A True Story from California’s Gold Rush Days
Here is a peek into California’s Gold Rush Days that may surprise you.
Most of us have heard about the day in 1848 when James Marshall spotted gold glittering in the tailrace of #John Sutter’s sawmill by the American River. 456 more words