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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: 9/13/2016

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“Gold Rush Live” Returns to Coloma’s Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park

COLOMA Calif. - California’s rich Gold Rush history will be the focus of a four-day celebration atMarshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park. The event will take place starting Thursday, September 15, through Sunday, September 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and the public is welcome to participate.

Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park preserves the site where John Marshall discovered gold along the American River in 1848 changing the course of California, American and world history. The park includes historic buildings, a replica of the saw mill where gold was found and a monument to Marshall.

For “Gold Rush Live” visitors will experience life in the 1850’s Tent Town through hands-on participation in gold panning, children’s games, letter writing and more. In addition, Tent Town will be bustling with an exciting gallery of images and sounds associated: 

  • Timber framing
  • Blacksmithing
  • Cannon firing by the New York 1st artillery battery re-enactors
  • Church services by the Cemetery Players
  • Saloon
  • Bath house
  • Medicine show

“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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