January 24,1848, James Marshall discovered gold flakes in the streambed of the South Fork of the American River at Sutter's Mill. This was the beginning of what we now know as the "gold rush" - one of history's largest human migrations with 90,000 people coming into California! Today we visited this famous site at the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park in Coloma, CA.
After a very interesting and enjoyable tour there, we stopped for a yummy lunch at Cosmic Cafe in Placerville... the same place we had eaten breakfast after the Farmer's Market last week. I had an outstanding nutburger while Rosanna & Carol had portabella burgers.
After a fantastic 2 weeks here, I will have to say goodbye tomorrow to my wonderful friends (both 2 legged & 4 legged!). This time tomorrow I will be on my way home to Florida.