"Gold Boys Gold"

"Gold Boys Gold" (HMB9N)

Location: Garden Valley, CA 95633 El Dorado County
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N 38° 48.22', W 120° 53.561'

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On January 24, 1848, James Marshall set off early and alone to inspect progress in deepening the ditch that channeled water from the sawmill back to the river. Suddenly, he bent over and picked up a few particles gleaming in the icy water. "Hey, boys, by God, I believe I've found a gold mine," he called, walking toward the mill hands.

The men ran to meet him. One seized a flake, bit it, and when the metal did not break, yelled, "Gold, boys, gold!" After they had further tested the metal by boiling it in lye and beating it thin, the men were convinced that Marshall had found gold. Four days later, on January 28, John Sutter wrote in his diary, "Mr. Marshall arrived from the mountains on very important business."
HM NumberHMB9N
Placed ByMarshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park
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Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 7:18am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 682988 N 4297098
Decimal Degrees38.80366667, -120.89268333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 48.22', W 120° 53.561'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 48' 13.20" N, 120° 53' 33.66" W
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Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4500-4598 Gold Discovery Loop Trail, Garden Valley CA 95633, US
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