The Gold Rush started on June 24, 1848, when James Marshall found 2 gold nuggets caught in the waterwheel at the logging mill he operated with John Sutter. From then on, he was followed wherever he went by desperate men who wanted to follow in his footsteps and strike it rich. Marshall’s ghost has been seen as an indistinct outline around his monument.
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- Monument Road
Coloma, CA 95613
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- 38.79669995614965, -120.89416694623651
- El Dorado County, California
- Nearest Towns:
- Coloma, CA (0.3 mi.)
Cold Springs, CA (4.0 mi.)
Placerville, CA (6.9 mi.)
Georgetown, CA (8.2 mi.)
Diamond Springs, CA (8.2 mi.)
Auburn Lake Trails, CA (8.7 mi.)
Deer Park, CA (8.8 mi.)
Shingle Springs, CA (9.2 mi.)
Cameron Park, CA (10.2 mi.)
Auburn, CA (12.0 mi.)
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