James Wilson Marshall

James Wilson Marshall (HMQ45)

Location: Garden Valley, CA 95633 El Dorado County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 48.15', W 120° 53.562'

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And the Coloma Valley

James 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.
HM NumberHMQ45
Series This marker is part of the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series
Year Placed1998
Placed ByCalifornia Gold Discovery Sesquicentennial, Grand Parlor, Native Sons of the Golden West, California State Parks, January 24, 1998
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 1:21pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 682989 N 4296969
Decimal Degrees38.80250000, -120.89270000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 48.15', W 120° 53.562'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 48' 9.00" N, 120° 53' 33.72" W
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Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 307 Gold Discovery Loop Trail, Garden Valley CA 95633, US
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