But beyond mere fable, what are the facts? What really happened? The full story of California's Gold Rush history. Many of us remember from our grade school encounter with California history that James Marshall discovered gold at Sutter's Mill, and that his discovery turned into a frenzied westward dash for gold and glory in 1849, bestowing the name 49ers upon those early miners. Yet how many of us recall that Marshall actually found gold in the beginning of 1848 when 'Alta California' was still a Mexican Territory?
If you are interested in gritty details and full fledged history, check back to our blog over the coming weeks and discover some of the forgotten treasures of the California Gold Rush.