MARSHALL MONUMENT

Historical Landmark

Description:
In 1887 the State of California purchased the site for a monument to commemorate James Marshall, who in 1848 discovered gold near Coloma. Marshall's discovery started the 'gold rush,' that westward trek of Argonauts that marked a turning point in California history. The figure of Marshall atop the monument is pointing to the place of discovery on the South Fork of the American River.


Registration Date: 6/6/1934

Location:
City: Coloma
County: El Dorado

Directions:
Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, Coloma
MARSHALL MONUMENT

MARSHALL MONUMENT



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