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

Sutter Mill Timbers

 
 
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By Syd Whittle, October 7, 2008
1. Sutter Mill Timbers Marker
Inscription. John Sutter’s mill was not used after 1850 and it deteriorated rapidly. The flood of 1862 destroyed the above ground remains of the structure. In 1924 the original mill site was located and the mill monument was built. Major excavations in 1947 found these handhewn timbers still in place. From the mill timbers it was possible to measure the size of the original sawmill, 60 feet long and 20 feet wide. The nearby mill replica was built in 1967 based upon this information and upon James Marshall’s sketches and description.
 
Erected by Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park.
 
Location. 38° 48.089′ N, 120° 53.503′ W. Marker is in Coloma, California, in El Dorado County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 49. Touch for map. Marker and site are located just east of the Sutter’s Mill Replica. 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. Sutter Mill Replica (within shouting distance of this marker); Mormon Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Miner’s Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Bekeart’s Gun Shop (about
Sutter Mill Timbers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 7, 2008
2. Sutter Mill Timbers Marker
300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Coloma Greys (about 300 feet away); James W. Marshall (about 300 feet away); Chinese Miners of the Mother Lode (about 300 feet away); Chinese Stores (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coloma.
 
More about this marker. See Also: All other Sutter’s Mill, Coloma and James W. Marshall markers for additional information.
 
Also see . . .  California State Parks: Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park. (Submitted on October 7, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Additional keywords. Gold Rush
 
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Shed Which Houses and Protects the Timbers image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 7, 2008
3. Shed Which Houses and Protects the Timbers
Marker can be seen in front of the shed
Sutter Mill Timbers image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 7, 2008
4. Sutter Mill Timbers
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By Syd Whittle, October 7, 2008
5. Sutter Mill Timbers
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By Syd Whittle, October 7, 2008
6. Sutter Mill Timbers
 
 
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 2,037 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 7, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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