Posts Tagged ‘Marshall Gold Discovery’

I get by with a little help from my friends

I need help.  I would like to publish a “Bug Bite Counter” on my blog.  I do not have the technical savvy, working with WordPress, to make this happen.  It would be nice if it could run along the side like a widget.  Any ideas??

Friends along the way…….I met Mary Ellen Szper, an incredible illustrator,  at the Thrift Shop, who introduced me to Steve, the owner, who both came over to the campground and shared my fire.  Steve brought wood, I have the best fire in the campground, pizza and popcorn, thanks!!   If you go through Coloma, CA, stop in the Thrift Shop and tell Steve I said “Hi”, he has all matter of miscellany for your needs and tons of information about the area.   Anthony, who I met at Sierra Rizing, this incredible bake and coffee shop. I admit to eating lemon bar, apple tart and chocolate chip cookie as breakfast and lunch, it was worth every calorie!!   The 4 girls at Marshall Park with the cute matching pink shirts, and Chris and Jim at American River Resort who have been awesome.


Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park

In 1848, thousands of gold seekers flocked to the area following the discovery of James Marshall’s famed gold nugget in the river in the tailrace of a sawmill that Marshall and his crew were building for land baron John Sutter.

Within months, Coloma’s population had swelled to 10,000.  Eventually, most of the goldseekers moved on, but the mystique of gold will forever define the area.  Every year, thousands of fourth graders visit the park as part of their history appreciation curriculum.

There are interpretive paths, historic buildings and a museum.  Park volunteers often demonstrate Gold-Rush-era crafts and trades including gold panning and blacksmithing.

The Gold Discovery Museum is a beautifully remodeled diorama depicting the gold discovery that instigated the California Gold Rush.  The outdoor exhibits include a Mineral and Assay Office, Chinese store, Sutter’s mill replica, along with Beakert’s Gun Shop where for $7.00 you can pan for gold and find your fortune.