<b>Sutter's Mill, Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park</b><br>
<i>Northern California</i><br>
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<b>Distance:</b> 433 miles one-way<br>
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Ask any fourth-grader: This is where <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT004656" title="James Marshall" href="/topic/sports/james-marshall-PESPT004656.topic">James Marshall</a>’s discovery started the Gold Rush in 1848. Today’s sawmill is a replica of the original. And adventure seekers, take note: The highly raftable South Fork of the American River is handy.<br>
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Contact: Marshall Gold Discovery Site Historic Park, (530) 622-3470, 
www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=484

( Rich Pedroncelli / AP )

Sutter's Mill, Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park
Northern California

Distance: 433 miles one-way

Ask any fourth-grader: This is where James Marshall’s discovery started the Gold Rush in 1848. Today’s sawmill is a replica of the original. And adventure seekers, take note: The highly raftable South Fork of the American River is handy.

Contact: Marshall Gold Discovery Site Historic Park, (530) 622-3470, www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=484

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