Tag: State Historic Parks

California has many State Historic Parks with a rich and diverse link to Gold Mining. This map highlights a few of them.

Plumas Eureka State Park

The Plumas-Eureka State Park consist of the Plumas-Eureka (Mohawk) Stamp Mill, the museum built in the old miners barracks, the Eureka Tunnell, nearby Jamisin City and mine, and the town of Johnsville. Tours are offered but the state website does not mention…

Jamison Mine (Jamison City)

A popular hiking destination located within Plumas-Eureka State Park. The Jamison was a top producer that once yielded a 52lb nugget. The mine site is also known as Jamison City. Within the valley are the Eureka Tunnel, the Mohawk Mill…

Sutters Mill

  Sutter’s Mill is a replica Sawmill located in Coloma at the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park. Though it is not a gold mill it has a strong tie to gold in California. It was here, were water drained away from…

Marshall Gold Discovery – State Historic Park

Here is where the great California Gold Rush began in Jan 1848. James Marshall found gold after trying to clear a larger channel for the water from his sawmill to drain. Though there is no gold mine here it is…

Sutter’s Fort – State Historic Park

Sutter’s Fort is certainly no mining town but it holds a strong tie to the great California Gold Rush. The fort was built in 1839 as a trade colony in what was then Mexican territory. In 1847 the survivors of…

Columbia – State Historic Park

This small California mining town was occupied by thousands of miners only shortly after the discovery of gold in the area. Dozens of banks, saloons, stores and hotels sprang up to serve the miners. Only a few years later the…

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