Coloma in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
“Gold Boys Gold”
The men ran to meet him. One seized a flake, bit it, and when the metal did not break, yelled, “Gold, boys, gold!” After they had further tested the metal by boiling it in lye and beating it thin, the men were convinced that Marshall had found gold. Four days later, on January 28, John Sutter wrote in his diary, “Mr. Marshall arrived from the mountains on very important business.”
Erected by Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1823.
Location. 38° 48.22′ N, 120° 53.561′ W. Marker is in Coloma, California, in El Dorado CountyTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Coloma CA 95613, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sutter’s Mill Site (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tailrace (within shouting distance of this marker); Partners In History (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Wilson Marshall (about 400 feet away); The Coloma Road (about 500 feet away); Capt. William E. Shannon (about 700 feet away); Mormon Cabin (about 800 feet away); Sutter Mill Replica (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coloma.
Also see . . .
1. THE DISCOVERY OF GOLD IN CALIFORNIA, By General John Sutter. (Submitted on March 21, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
2. James Marshall. A biography of James Marshall. (Submitted on March 21, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
Additional keywords. Gold Rush
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 21, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,883 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 21, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.