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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/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 Sutter's Mill) and for establishing Sutter's Fort in an area that would later become the capital of California, Sacramento.
Sutter was born as Johann Augustus Suter (the second t was added later) on February 15, 1803 in Kandern, Baden, Germany, while his father came from a nearby town in Switzerland.
Sutter employed variously Indians, Kanakas and Europeans at his compound, which he called Fort Sutter; He envisioned creating an agricultural utopia, and for a time the settlement was in fact quite large and prosperous.
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 John Sutter and Sutter's Fort
John Sutter was born in 1803 at Kandern, Baden, Germany.
Sutter's fort is famous as a temporary refuge for pioneers between 1841 and 1849.
Sutter traveled to WAshington D.C, and, along with his wife, tried to obtain reimbursement from Congress for his aid to emigrantsl his help in colonizing the State of California; and his losses from having his Sobrante Land Grant declared invalid by the courts.
www.emperor-norton.com /suttersfort   (743 words)

 PBS - THE WEST - John Augustus Sutter
Sutter was born John Augustus Sutter in Baden, Germany, though his parents had originally come from Switzerland, a lineage of which he was especially proud.
By 1838, Sutter had determined that Mexican California held the promise of fulfilling his ambitious dreams, and he set off along the Oregon Trail, arriving at Fort Vancouver, near present-day Portland, Oregon, in hopes of finding a ship that would take him to San Francisco Bay.
On the morning of January 24, 1848, a carpenter named James Marshall, who was building a sawmill for Sutter upstream on the American River near Coloma, looked into the mill's tailrace to check that it was clear of silt and debris and saw at the water's bottom nuggets of gold.
www.pbs.org /weta/thewest/people/s_z/sutter.htm   (708 words)

 Sutter, John Augustus - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Sutter, John Augustus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Although he requested compensation from the state and federal governments; except for a brief and modest pension, he never received anything.
Sutter Avenue-Rutland Road (IRT Eastern Parkway Line station)
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Sutter,+John+Augustus   (159 words)

 Discovery of Gold, by John A. Sutter - 1848
The single men locked their doors and left for “Sutter’s Fort,” and from there to the Eldorado.
For some time the people in Monterey and farther south would not believe the news of the gold discovery, and said that it was only a ‘Ruse de Guerre’ of Sutter’s, because he wanted to have neighbors in his wilderness.
I broke up the camp and started on the march further south, and located my next camp on Sutter creek (now in Amador county), and thought that I should there be alone.
www.sfmuseum.com /hist2/gold.html   (1754 words)

 John Augustus Sutter
He settled in the Sacramento valley and obtained large grants of land from the Mexican governor of California.
The news spread, and gold-mad crowds poured across the continent in the rush of 1849.
They killed Sutter's cattle and swarmed over his lands hunting for gold.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/people/A0847331.html   (241 words)

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