The California Gold Rush

The California Gold Rush (HM1S7K)

Location: Pollock Pines, CA 95726 El Dorado County
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N 38° 45.767', W 120° 34.68'

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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
HM NumberHM1S7K
Placed BySponsored by the Lillian M. Sexton Family
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, May 15th, 2016 at 1:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 710437 N 4293238
Decimal Degrees38.76278333, -120.57800000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 45.767', W 120° 34.68'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 45' 46.02" N, 120° 34' 40.8" W
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Area Code(s)530, 916
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Elm St, Pollock Pines CA 95726, US
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