Monthly Archives: January 2022

Happy Gold Discovery Day!

A cold, clear morning in January 1848. Jim Marshall goes out early to check the tailrace of the sawmill that he is building for John Sutter on the American River. The night before he had turned the water from the … Continue reading

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The Great Comet of 1881

Looking for something completely different in John Bidwell’s diaries, I came across this notation for June 26, 1881: Events: Slept in tower to watch the comet The tower of Bidwell Mansion would be a great viewing platform for watching a … Continue reading

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