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Coloma in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

James W. Marshall

Discoverer of Gold

 
 
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By Syd Whittle, October 7, 2008
1. James W. Marshall Marker
Inscription. “Boys I believe I have found a gold mine” so said James W. Marshall to his millworkers on January 24, 1848, after he discovered gold in the tail race of Captain John A. Sutter’s sawmill at Coloma. This discovery started the great Gold Rush to California which resulted in its admission to the Union as the thirty first state on September 9, 1850. This plaque dedicated in his honor by E Clampus Vitus, January 27, 1957
 
Erected 1957 by James W. Marshall Chapter No.49, Hangtown, California.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 38° 48.087′ N, 120° 53.572′ W. Marker is in Coloma, California, in El Dorado County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 49. Click for map. Marker is located between the two Chinese Store buildings on the southern side of State Highway 49. Marker is in this post office area: Coloma CA 95613, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chinese Miners of the Mother Lode (here, next to this marker); Chinese Stores (here, next to this marker); Mormon Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Sutter Mill Replica
James W. Marshall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 7, 2008
2. James W. Marshall Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Miner’s Cabin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Coloma Road (about 300 feet away); Sutter Mill Timbers (about 300 feet away); James Wilson Marshall (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Coloma.
 
More about this marker. Also see: James W. Marshall and all other Sutter’s Mill and Coloma markers for additional information.
 
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James W. Marshall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 7, 2008
3. James W. Marshall Marker
Chinese Store is in background. This store now serves as a small mining museum.
James W. Marshall - 1884 image. Click for full size.
Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park 1977 Brochure
4. James W. Marshall - 1884
 
 
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