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

Cabin of James Marshall

 
 
Cabin of James Marshall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 7, 2008
1. Cabin of James Marshall Marker
Inscription. This cabin was erected by Marshall and occupied by him from 1856 : 1870. Born in New Jersey October 8, 1810. Came to California in 1845 – Died at Kelsey, this state, August 10, 1885. The discovery of gold by Marshall in the tailrace of John A. Sutter’s Mill at Coloma on January 24, 1848 started the historic migration to California by land and sea. The original sawmill, the building of which Marshall superintended was located 2190 feet north of this cabin on the American River. On an eminence of 410 feet to the west stands a monument erected by the State of California – The heroic figure of Marshall pointing to the site of his gold discovery.

Preserved by the State of California under the direction of the State Park Commission, Department of Natural Resources.
 
Erected 1938.
 
Location. 38° 47.821′ N, 120° 53.57′ W. Marker is in Coloma, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is on Marshall Park Way, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marshall Park Way is a one-way winding road reached from Cold Springs Road. 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. Mining Ditches (a few steps from this marker); Saint John’s Cemetery
Cabin of James Marshall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 7, 2008
2. Cabin of James Marshall Marker
Marker is mounted on rock
(within shouting distance of this marker); 200th Anniversary of James W. Marshall's Birth (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); James W. Marshall (about 500 feet away); Emmanuel Church (about 500 feet away); El Dorado County Jails (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sutter Mill Cemetery – 1848 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coloma.
 
Regarding Cabin of James Marshall. Also see: James W. Marshall marker and all other Coloma and Sutter's Mill markers for more information.
 
Also see . . .
1. Malakoff: James W. Marshall. (Submitted on October 7, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. Rootsweb: James W. Marshall. (Submitted on October 7, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Additional keywords. Gold Rush
 
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Cabin of James Marshall and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 7, 2008
3. Cabin of James Marshall and Marker
Marker is on rock to the right of the cabin
Cabin of James Marshall image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 7, 2008
4. Cabin of James Marshall
James W. Marshall - 1884 image. Click for full size.
Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park 1977 Brochure
5. James W. Marshall - 1884
Cabin of James Marshall Marker image. Click for full size.
By California State Parks
6. Cabin of James Marshall Marker
Original Home of James W. Marshall image. Click for full size.
By Frashers Foto
7. Original Home of James W. Marshall
Coloma, California
Recalls the most romantic and exciting gold rush period the world has ever known. The new El Dorado, where James W. Marshall made his world-famous gold discovery on January 24, 1848, soon brought fabulous wealth to thousands, built great cities and contributed largely towards the saving of the Union during the Civil War.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 7, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 2,879 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 7, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   6. submitted on March 22, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   7. submitted on October 7, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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