May 8, 2011
I went to see the birthplace of the California Gold Rush; Coloma California. Maia, Rikke, Knud,
and myself went for this early afternoon adventure. It was interesting to see and very
educational for me. I must sadly admit that my knowledge of this, for California, extremely
important event, was fairly limited. In fact, I hadn't even heard of Coloma or James Marshall.
Maia knew quite a bit and it was humbling to be taught by a third grader.
The guy who first found gold, James Marshall, did not become rich, but died a poor man.