And the Coloma ValleyJames Marshall arrived in the "Collumah", valley home of the Nisenan, on May 8, 1847 to map the site for a sawmill he was to build in partnership with John Sutter. On August 18, Marshall returned with a crew, mostly Mormons, to build the mill. On Monday morning, January 24, 1848, while inspecting the tailrace downstream of the partially completed mill, Marshall picked up a flake of pure gold. The valley, the lives of Marshall and the Nisenan, and the land called California were forever changed.
|Series||This marker is part of the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series|
|Placed By||California Gold Discovery Sesquicentennial, Grand Parlor, Native Sons of the Golden West, California State Parks, January 24, 1998|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 1:21pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10S E 682989 N 4296969|
|Decimal Degrees||38.80250000, -120.89270000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 48.15', W 120° 53.562'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 48' 9.00" N, 120° 53' 33.72" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 307 Gold Discovery Loop Trail, Garden Valley CA 95633, US|
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