James W. Marshall

James W. Marshall (HM7WC)

Location: Placerville, CA 95667 El Dorado County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 48.087', W 120° 53.572'

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Discoverer of Gold

"Boys I believe I have found a gold mine" so said James W. Marshall to his millworkers on January 24, 1848, after he discovered gold in the tail race of Captain John A. Sutter's sawmill at Coloma. This discovery started the great Gold Rush to California which resulted in its admission to the Union as the thirty first state on September 9, 1850. This plaque dedicated in his honor by E Clampus Vitus, January 27, 1957
HM NumberHM7WC
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed1957
Placed ByJames W. Marshall Chapter No.49, Hangtown, California
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 3:19pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 682978 N 4296852
Decimal Degrees38.80145000, -120.89286667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 48.087', W 120° 53.572'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 48' 5.22" N, 120° 53' 34.32" W
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Area Code(s)530, 916
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 319 Gold Discovery Loop Trail, Placerville CA 95667, US
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