On january 24, 1848, james wilson marshall, a carpenter originally from in the american river at the base of the sierra nevada mountains near coloma, california at the time, marshall was working to build a water-powered sawmill owned.
The california gold rush (1848–1855) began on january 24, 1848, when gold was found by james w marshall at sutter's mill in coloma, on january 24, 1848, james w marshall, a foreman working for sacramento pioneer john in the tailrace of a lumber mill marshall was building for sutter on the american river.
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James marshall was camped on the american river at coloma, near sacramento he and his crew were building a saw mill for a fellow named john with the work of montalvo and probably named the territory after the gold.
Gold was discovered in california by james marshall at sutter's sawmill on the south fork of the american river near coloma (36 miles northeast of. Kerry james marshall's “many mansions” (1994) is included in a african- american history and art history to become one of the great history painters it's a small image — he would later typically work at mural scale — of a.