Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park


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Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park


Location:On Highway 49 in Coloma, between Placerville and Auburn.
Facilities:Historic buildings, museum, exhibits, restrooms, picnic areas, hiking trails, nature trails (é).
Activities:Interpretive programs, living history demonstrations, guided tours, fishing, hiking, gold panning.
Special Features:Park encompasses most of the historic town of Coloma, where James Marshall's discovery of gold in 1848 was the start of the famous California Gold Rush. Historic buildings on exhibit include a full-sized replica of Sutter's sawmill.
Address:c/o Gold Fields District Office
7806 Folsom-Auburn Rd
Folsom, CA 95630

Phone:530-622-3470
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=484
Size: 513 acres.

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The Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park is less than an hour's drive from my base in state capital Sacramento, in a valley named Collumah (beautiful) by the Nisenan native American tribe.
The Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park is less than an hour's drive from my base in Sacramento, the state capital, nestled in a valley named Collumah ("beautiful") by the Nisenan Indians.
At the last, we stop and visit Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park. From the parking lot nearest the trailhead, we follow Monument Trail and a paved road about a mile to the simple cabin of James Marshall, the carpenter credited with first discovering gold here on the South Fork American River.
The original mill washed away in the 1850s, but a replica sits next to the river, part of Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park in Coloma.
(The visitor center at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park is open from 10:30 to 4:30 daily except major holidays; park admission is $5 per car.)
From there, continue 4 miles north to James Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park.
Only a handful of original buildings still stand, most as parts of Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park.
Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, at Coloma on State Highway 49, 8 miles north of Placerville; (916) 622-3470.

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