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

The California Gold Rush

 
 
The California Gold Rush Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 14, 2016
1. The California Gold Rush Marker
Inscription. The California gold rush followed Captain John Sutter’s logging effort in the Coloma valley. On January 24, 1848, James W. Marshall found gold in the tail-race at Sutter’s Mill. This discovery incited the greatest migration of mankind in history to the Western slopes of the Sierra Nevada Range. For the original “49ers,” who mined the gold rush, a gold pan and sluice box were trademarks that faded into history when gold mining became a large industry. The four original Sierra trails leading to the gold camps all converged in Pollock Pines.

Historian: Anthony M. Belli
 
Erected by Sponsored by the Lillian M. Sexton Family.
 
Location. 38° 45.767′ N, 120° 34.68′ W. Marker is in Pollock Pines, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is at the intersection of Pony Express Trail (Lincoln Highway) and Forebay Road, on the right when traveling east on Pony Express Trail (Lincoln Highway). Click for map. The marker is located at the Northwest corner of the Safeway parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6498 Pony Express Trail, Pollock Pines CA 95726, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Pony Express (here, next to this marker
The California Gold Rush Marker and Painting Depicting the Event image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 14, 2016
2. The California Gold Rush Marker and Painting Depicting the Event
but has been reported missing); The Mormon Emigrant Trail (here, next to this marker); Logging in El Dorado County (here, next to this marker); Bullion Bend Robbery (here, next to this marker); In Memory of the Bravery of Our Pioneer Officers (approx. 1.5 miles away); The Pony Express - Sportsman’s Hall (approx. 2 miles away); Sportsman’s Hall (approx. 2 miles away); Jenkinson Lake (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pollock Pines.
 
More about this marker. This marker is placed at a six-sided kiosk having six markers and paintings depicting the events described on the markers. Two of the markers are missing.
 
Categories. Notable Events
 
The Kiosk image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle
3. The Kiosk
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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