200th Anniversary of James W. Marshall's Birth

200th Anniversary of James W. Marshall's Birth (HM1CUL)

Location: Placerville, CA 95667 El Dorado County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 47.807', W 120° 53.657'

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On the occasion of James W. Marshall's 200th birthday, the Native Sons of the Golden West rededicate this monument erected in his honor. Born in Hopewell Township, Mercer County, New Jersey to Phillip and Sarah Wilson Marshall on October 8, 1810, he was the oldest of four children and the only male. He arrived in California via Oregon in 1845 where he worked for John Sutter before acquiring a small cattle ranch. In 1846 he served with John C. Fremont during the Bear Flag Revolt. Marshall partnered with Sutter to construct a sawmill where he made the discovery that would cause the cry of "GOLD" to reverberate around the world.

After his discovery of gold in 1848 Marshall found some success operating a ferry, hotel and a vineyard but by the 1860s fell on hard times and relocated to Kelsey. At the time of his death August 10th, 1885 Marshall was penniless, living in a small cabin. His body was brought to Coloma for burial. Immediately thereafter, Placerville Parlor #9 of the Native Sons of the Golden West in 1887 successfully advocated for the construction of the monument you see here today, the first such monument erected in California.Re-dedicated October 8, 2010
By Grand Parlor
Native Sons of the Golden West
James L. Shadle, Grand President
Series This marker is part of the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series
Marker Number2010-03
Year Placed2010
Placed ByGrand Parlor, Native Sons of the Golden West
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 1:16am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 682867 N 4296331
Decimal Degrees38.79678333, -120.89428333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 47.807', W 120° 53.657'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 47' 48.42" N, 120° 53' 39.42" W
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Area Code(s)530, 916
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 220 Monument Rd, Placerville CA 95667, US
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