A Traveler's Guide To Historic California
Photo Feature of the Month - January

Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park
Coloma, El Dorado County

Marshall Gold Discorvey State Hostoric Park

This month's photo feature spotlights Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park in Coloma, El Dorado County, where James W. Marshall picked gold nuggets from the tailrace of John A. Sutter's sawmill on the American River January 24, 1848, and the rush to California began.  (Photo 1968)

Attend Gold Discovery Day January 24 to see history reenactments and listen to period music commemorating the 161st anniversary.

James W. Marshall's Cabin
James W. Marshall's Cabin

Mining Ditches
Mining Ditches

Mining Ditches

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