Sutter's Mill was a sawmill owned by 19th century pioneer John Sutter. It was located in Coloma, California at the bank of the American River. Sutter's Mill is most famous for its association with the California gold rush. It was here that an employee of Sutter's, James Marshall, found several nuggets of gold that would begin the transformation of California from a sleepy outpost to a bustling center of activity. It brought all different cultures to the "Golden" state.
The contractor and builder of this mill was James W. Marshall, from New Jersey.
Marshall in the mechanical labors of the mill.
race of the mill, through which the water was running during the night, to clean out the gravel which had been made loose, for the purpose of widening the race; and after the water was out of the race we went in to search for gold.
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