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Sutter's Mill, Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park

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.
Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press
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