Saturday, January 08, 2011

California Historical Landmark #530

Sutter's Mill Site
Gold Discovery Site

California State Historical Landmark #530

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This landmark is located in the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park [follow trail from Gold Discovery parking lot to American River], Coloma, California in El Dorado County. There are 29 other California State Historical Landmarks in El Dorado County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 38° 48.208 W 120° 53.538.

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California Historical Landmark #530

California Historical Landmark #530

This monument marks the site of John A. Sutter's sawmill. In its tail-race, on January 24, 1848, James W. Marshall discovered gold and started great rush of Argonauts to California. The Society of California Pioneers definitely located and marked the site in 1924 - additional timbers and relics, including the original tailrace unearthed in 1947, were discovered after the property became a state park. The State erected the Marshall Monument overlooking this spot in 1890 through efforts begun in 1886 by the Native Sons of the Golden West.

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