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CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION

Divisions of Boating and Waterways, Historic Preservation and Off-Highway Vehicles


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For Immediate Release: 10/1/2015

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History Comes Alive at Coloma Gold Rush Live

Contact:

Susan Okey

Susan.Okey@parks.ca.gov

(530) 622-3470

 

COLOMA, Calif. – “Coloma Gold Rush Live” at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park will be a weekend celebration focused on California’s rich gold rush history.  The event will take place Saturday, October 10-11 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Visitors will experience life in the 1850’s tent town through hands-on participation in gold panning, children’s games, pioneer school, wagon loading and much more. There will be 1850’s music, and James Marshall telling of his discovery of gold that will carry visitors back in time. 

In addition, the tent town will be bustling with an exciting gallery of images and sounds associated with timber framing, cannon firing, cemetery players, a church service, saloon, bath house and a medicine show.

Finally, there will be a special dedication of a replica of a historic Hiriam Young overland wagon. 

“Coloma Gold Rush Live” is presented by Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, and the Gold Discovery Park Association. Parking is $8 per vehicle. For more information, please call (530) 622-3470.  Note:  No dogs will be allowed in the event except service dogs.

Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park is located in Coloma, on Hwy. 49, between Placerville and Auburn, only one hour from Sacramento.

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