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Sutter's Mill

Sutter’s Mill was located right here along this river. Gold!

We found no gold and so started our cross-country trip to the east coast with empty pockets. 33 more words


The #California Gold Rush and Nancy Gooch

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

African American

California Gold Rush

We are in Coloma, California at the moment, the place where the California Gold Rush started. A couple days ago we went the state park to visit the place where they first found gold. 173 more words

The Mormon Battalion

Yesterday I came home from a Boy Scout trip in which I hiked fifteen miles on the California Hiking Trail, which is where the Mormon Battalion had hiked. 255 more words


Historical twist

March 2, 2011

Even pioneering gold rush towns aren’t immune to progress. Sutter’s Mill, where gold was first spotted in 1848, was closed in 1850, due to “inefficiency”.   114 more words


January 24, 1848: All That Glitters

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

Wretched Richard's Almanac