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Tips from locals
Historic Coloma, with it's working blacksmith, shops, and museum...a must-see, they even have a gold panning tour/class.
It was here on the South Fork River, that James Marshall first found the gold that started the great California Gold Rush. News spread quickly and by the time it reached San Francisco, thousands began to flood the area. Check out California’s Marshall Gold Discovery State Park that features several…
Gold was discovered here. The park is beatiful, the museum is nicely done, and a walk along the river or up the hills is lovely on a nice day. And if you are a history buff, you hit the jackpot!
Find out how gold was discovered in 1848 that started the 1849 California Gold Rush and made California a state or the union in 1850!
Placerville is another charming goldrush town to visit! And don’t miss a trip to Apple Hill in the fall!