Coloma California

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.