Marshall Gold Discovery

State Historic Park

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Join us as we show you where gold was discovered on January 24 1848 and how that discovery changed the culture of California!

We will talk about why John Sutter and James Marshall had a partnership and why James Marshall was here in the Coloma Valley on that fateful day. We will also discuss some of the many impacts that the discovery of gold had on California and the world, both culturally and environmentally.

Keep reading to discover our On-Demand programs and K-12 educational resources from Marshall Gold SHP!

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