#0143 Marshall Monument


#0143 Marshall Monument

Site information:

Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, end of Monument Rd, Coloma


Plaque information:

Private plaque

Plaque text:

Erected by the State of California in memory of James W. Marshall 1810 - 1885 Whose discovery of gold January 24, 1848 in the tailrace of Sutter's Mill at Coloma started the great rush of Argonauts.

Monument unveiled May 3, 1890.

OHP 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.

Registered 6/6/1934