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Jennie Wimmer and the Gold Discovery

Happy Gold Discovery Day! January 24, 1848 is the date usually given for the discovery of gold at Coloma on the American River, where James Marshall found those first few flakes of gold in the millrace. It may have been … Continue reading

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The Wimmer Nugget

In this post, I wrote that the first gold nugget found by James Marshall is now in the Smithsonian Institution. Certainly they have one of the first pieces of gold found at Coloma. But another piece of gold has an … Continue reading

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