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  Coloma California   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Coloma is most noted for being the site where James W. Marshall first discovered gold in California, at Sutter's Mill in 1948, leading to the California gold rush.
While some people still live in the area, Coloma is considered something of a ghost town, as civic buildings such as the jail have been abandoned and left to decay, and other buildings from its boom era (1847-1852) have been converted into museums and other historical displays.
Coloma is on the South Fork of the American River that runs through the valley.
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 California Gold Rush article - California Gold Rush gold Northern California California Sutter's Mill Coloma, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The California Gold Rush was a period in history marked by hysteria concerning a gold discovery in Northern California.
Like many cities of the 19th century, the infrastructures of San Francisco and other boom towns near the fields were strained by the sudden influx; leftover cigar boxes and planks served as a sidewalk, and crime became a problem, causing vigilantes to rise up and serve the populace in the absence of police.
The California gold rush is generally considered to have ended in 1858, when the Colorado gold rush began.
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/California_Gold_Rush   (418 words)

  
 California Gold Rush - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The California Gold Rush was a period in American history marked by mass hysteria concerning a gold discovery in Northern California.
The population of San Francisco exploded from a mere 1,000 in 1848 to 20,000 full-time residents by 1850.
The California Gold Rush is generally considered to have ended in 1858, when the New Mexican Gold Rush began.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/California_Gold_Rush   (512 words)

  
 Coloma - California Ghost Town
Sutter came to California from his native Switzerland in 1834 and was granted some land on the Sacramento River.
Among the things to see while visiting Coloma is the home of James Marshall at the time of his discovery in 1849 as well a his grave which overlooks the site of his discovery.
By 1870 Coloma was reduced to 200 residents.
www.ghosttowns.com /states/ca/coloma.html   (432 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Coloma, California   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A California Gold Rush handbill The California Gold Rush was a period in American history marked by mass hysteria concerning a gold discovery in Northern California.
A museum is typically a non-profit, permanent institution in the service of society and of its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits, for purposes of study, education enjoyment, the tangible and intangible evidence of people and their environment.
The American River, located in the US state of California, has a prominent place in American history for being the site of Sutters Mill, where gold was found in 1848, leading to the California Gold Rush.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Coloma,-California   (694 words)

  
 Coloma, California History circa 1883
The alarm was given out, and Coloma became the motto of the day, Coloma the longing of millions, and Coloma the endpoint of the trarvel* of thousands, whose starting points had been most every where on this globe.
But there can be no doubt that California would be better off nowadays, if the discovery had not been made before the State became more settled and thicker populated, or if the discovery would have been kept a secret as Capt. Sutter had proposed it.
Coloma is located on the South Fork of the American river, in an altitude of 900 feet above the level of the sea, on the upper end of the Coloma basin, which is surrounded by hills from 800 to 1,000 feet higher up.
www.westernlivingcenter.com /history/history-coloma.htm   (3106 words)

  
 Historic Coloma, California
Coloma has the distinction of having the first ditch in the region, the El Dorado.
In addition, Coloma had the first ferry on the South Fork of the American River, and also the first bridge in the county.
Landmarks ~ James Marshall is buried not far from his Coloma cabin, beneath the monument erected in his honor in 1890 in the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park.
www.comspark.com /chronicles/coloma.shtml   (1205 words)

  
 Coloma, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It's approximately 5 miles southwest of Placerville, California.
Coloma is most noted for being the site where James W. Marshall first discovered gold in California, at Sutter's Mill in 1848, leading to the California gold rush.
In fact, much of what used to be the town of Coloma is now the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park and is designated as a National Historic Landmark.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Coloma,_California   (204 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: California gold rush   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Coloma is a former small town in El Dorado County, California, USA (Latitude/Longitude: 38.
John Sutter Johann Augustus Sutter (February 15, 1803–June 18, 1880) was a Californian famous for his association with the California Gold Rush (in that gold was discovered by James W. Marshall in Sutters Mill) and for establishing Sutters Fort in an area that would later become the...
The significance of gold rushes in history have given a longer life to the term, and it is now applied generally to capitalism to denote any economic activity in the participants aspire to race each other in common pursuit of a new and apparently highly lucrative market, often precipitated by an advance in technology.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/California-gold-rush   (1361 words)

  
 Marshall Gold Discovery State Park
The town of Coloma is nearly hidden within a densely forested section of the America River Canyon.
By 1852, Coloma was a busy town of 12,000 miners and merchants, each seeking their fortune.
Black-tailed deer are plentiful in the park and are often seen grazing in the old orchards and meadows.
www.visit-eldorado.com /coloma.html   (439 words)

  
 Roy's Home Page
At Coloma, there are several exhibits that commemorate these events and the hardy souls that came to the area to strike it rich.
The exhibits at Coloma are also a tribute to man's ingenuity (however misguided) as more and more efficient methods were found to coax the earth to relinquish its precious metal.
California quartz miners improved stamp mills by changing from soft iron to cast-iron shoes, dies, and mortars.
www.spacey.net /rschering   (1488 words)

  
 Coloma, California
Coloma, derived from "Cullumah," meaning "beautiful valley" in the local Maidu Native American tongue, is indeed a beautiful place, with its rolling hills and clear, whitewater river, the South Fork of the American, which attracts tens of thousands of rafters and kayakers each year.
Left: During the California Gold Rush, the Wild West was indeed wild, as demonstrated by this gun belt worn by a park volunteer.
One of many historical buildings in Coloma, the Emmanuel Church is one of the oldest Protestant churches in California.
www.sederquist.com /coloma.html   (385 words)

  
 Coloma, Gold Districts of California
This district is in the vicinity of the old mining town of Coloma in western El Dorado County.
Marshall never was associated with a really successful mining venture and died in 1885 in the nearby town of Kelsey, a poor man. The Marshall Monument, where he is buried, was dedicated in 1890.
Excerpt from: Gold Districts of California, by: W.B. Clark, California Department of Conservation, Division of Mines and Geology, Bulletin 193, 1970.
www.museumca.org /goldrush/dist-coloma.html   (385 words)

  
 Coloma Resort Home
Located in the town of Coloma, California, one hour from Sacramento, Coloma Resort brings campers the primitive beauty of the California Gold Country and resort-quality amenities.
Coloma is a prime historic town, ready for visitors to tour; points of interest include Sutter's Mill, the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park and several others that bring California's history to life.
The natural beauty and outdoor recreation makes Coloma Resort the ideal setting for any getaway, whether you are bringing the family, or a large group; the resort can accommodate large or small groups.
www.campingfriend.com /ColomaResort?source=arvc   (395 words)

  
 Sunset: Coloma, about those ghosts - you're kidding, right? - Coloma, California - includes related article
The sky was full of stars, crickets and frogs were singing, and the air was warm and as sweet as honeysuckle.
Over coffee one afternoon in Coloma she explains: "With its history of hardship, greed, and violent death, the Gold Country was charged with so much spiritual energy that it's not surprising so many strange phenomena are reported."
And Placerville resident Marcus Wells insists there are happenings (open drawers, misplaced objects) on the second floor of the town's old theater building that "rate a 7 or 8 on the creep meter." In fact, most people I spoke with during a recent tour had at least one story to share.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1216/is_n4_v189/ai_12884201   (1483 words)

  
 The Vineyard House
The Coloma Vineyard and Orchard consisted of about 160 acres and nearly every variety of grapes used for wine making was raised on this Vineyard Many tons were bought from other growers and the quantity of grapes crushed each Season would average from fifty to one hundred tons.
The Coloma Vineyard House was noted for its excellent dinners and suppers served and all meals were strictly under the supervision of Mrs.
His remains were brought to Coloma and F and A M Masons of which Lodge he was a member at Coloma Calif and burried in the Allhoff plot.
www.sierrawineguide.com /Main/vineyard_house.htm   (1761 words)

  
 CNN - California basks in the sparkle of gold - January 24, 1998
COLOMA, California (CNN) -- James Marshall didn't know what he was about to unleash 150 years ago when he picked up something off the ground in Coloma, California.
Indeed, what he found on January 24, 1848, was gold, and it triggered the great California gold rush, with fortune hunters rushing in from all over the world.
This weekend, California is kicking off a 33-month long sesquicentennial celebration of the gold rush, one of the defining moments in the state's history.
www.cnn.com /US/9801/24/gold.rush   (288 words)

  
 Coloma, California (Cities)
Coloma, northeast of Sacramento is located on the south fork of the American River in Placer County.
Coloma is where James Marshall, an employee of John Sutter worked on the construction of a sawmill on the American River and discovered gold.
Coloma is part of the Sacramento, California metro area.
www.ohwy.com /ca/c/coloma.htm   (138 words)

  
 Today in History: January 24
For more information on the history of California settlement generally and the gold rush specifically, see the special presentation Early California History: An Overview.
In the 1930s, Sidney Robertson Cowell documented songs of the gold rush era as well as songs of later immigrants to California for the WPA California Folk Music Project.
Today in History features focusing on California history include the first European sighting of California in 1542, the Missions of Old California, and the San Francisco earthquake of 1906.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/today/jan24.html   (497 words)

  
 Welcome to Coloma Resort
A golden stone glittered in the sun, and the history of the West, the lives of millions and the economy of the world was changed forever.
Coloma began with the discovery of gold in 1848, which started the greatest tidal wave of human migration ever known-the California gold rush!
Coloma Resort, located in the heart of Gold Country on the banks of the American River, combines the best of scenic, historic and sporting resources.
www.colomaresort.com   (204 words)

  
 Historical Buildings & Monuments in El Dorado County
Coloma comes from "cull-oh-mah", which is the name the Miwok, Maidu, Nisenan and Washoe Indians called their valley.
The Emmanuel Church, also located in the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park in Coloma, California, was built in 1855 by Episcopalians and Methodists.
Saint John's Catholic Church located in the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park in Coloma, California, was built in 1858.
www.visit-eldorado.com /historical_buildings.html   (927 words)

  
 The History of Coloma, California.html
He arrived at Sutter's Fort in California, July 1845, and was immediately hired by Captain John A. Sutter as a carpenter.
It was then James Marshall was asked to find a location in the mountains to build a sawmill so John Sutter would have enough lumber to expand his agricultural empire, "New Helvetia" in the Sacramento Valley.
On February 18, 1850 El Dorado County was created with Coloma selected as the first county seat.
www.historichwy49.com /coloma/colhist.html   (401 words)

  
 Coloma Valley History: The Discovery of Gold in California
On a small rise a few miles back from the river he began building a new adobe fort, soon to be known as "Sutter's Fort." As his empire expanded, he began to run out of building materials, and looked eastward into the foothills for a source of suitable lumber.
But as we all know, the secret was not kept for long, and within a year, the California Gold Rush of 1849 would change the history of California and the nation.
His monument, erected by the State of California, was dedicated May 10, 1890, in a ceremony that attracted hundreds of interested people.
www.coloma.com /gold   (922 words)

  
 The California Gold Rush
Because of the huge number of people wanting to get to California by ship, cargo ships were modified, so about 100 people could ride on them.
There were very few women in California during the Gold Rush.
California's Natural Resources: A Brief History of the Gold Rush
www.umary.edu /faculty/jlbrud/HIS271/Webographies/california.htm   (1353 words)

  
 Coloma, WI   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Village of Coloma, formerly Coloma Station, was founded in 1858.
Two gold seekers returning to Waushara County from Coloma, California used their influence to name the village.
Coloma is an ideal place to live and raise a family.
www.1coloma.com   (146 words)

  
 Bridgemeister - Suspension Bridges of California
The span is described as 150' with a roadway width of 12'.
The bridge was disassembled, shortened, and relocated in the 1950's to the Ansel Adams Wilderness, Minarets Ranger District, Sierra National Forest, California as the "Cassidy" suspension bridge.
According to Sahale, LLC, the bridge was orginally constructed at Happy Camp, California and relocated to its present location in the mid-1950's and shortened.
www.bridgemeister.com /list.php?type=state&state=California   (1500 words)

  
 Find Churches in Coloma California - FlockFinder.com
For a while now, churches in California have felt pressure to get a "church website" thinking it would be an evangelistic tool and way to promote their church.
Churches in Coloma California would be amazed at the amount of people looking for a church in their area.
Alot of churches in California don't realize the challenge Christians are facing each week trying to find good churches to attend.
www.flockfinder.com /churches_california/coloma/churches_coloma_california.html   (610 words)

  
 Coloma, California Bed and Breakfast - Coloma B&B from Pamela Lanier
Many Coloma bed and breakfasts are listed on the national register of historic places while others have a unique and colorful history all their own.
If you're intrigued by past, then a stay at a historic Coloma bed and breakfast could offer the thrill of a lifetime.
Coloma, CA Country Victorian built in 1852, set among rose & flower gardens & pond on 5 acres.
www.lanierbb.com /California/Coloma?amen=historic   (131 words)

  
 Coloma, California....in the heart of California's Gold Country   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Coloma Valley lies in the Sierra foothills, in the heart of California's Gold Country.
In its center is the South Fork of the American River, made famous in 1848 when California's first gold was discovered in its stream bed at Sutter's Mill.
Today this river is also known throughout California for its inviting and exciting whitewater rapids.
www.vergie.com /coloma.html   (539 words)

  
 National Park Service - Prospector, Cowhand, and Sodbuster (Coloma)
The discovery of gold in January 1848 by James Marshall in Coloma (Culluma) Valley, about 40 miles from Sutter's Fort, while he was constructing a sawmill on the south fork of the American River, decisively affected the course of U.S. history.
James Marshall statue at Coloma, California, erected by the Native Sons and Daughters of the Golden West.
In 1890 the State of California, at the instigation of the Native Sons and Daughters of the Golden West, erected a statue of James Marshall about half a mile from the sawmill site at the gold discovery site; and in 1924 the Society of California Pioneers placed an 18-foot-high stone monument at the sawmill site.
www.cr.nps.gov /history/online_books/prospector/siteb3.htm   (274 words)

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