Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Sign of the Time--Watery Wednesday

Last spring we visited Marshall Gold Discovery SHP in Coloma California.
This is the spot where James Marshall discovered gold in 1848.
Panning for gold has been popular in the Sierra Foothills ever since.
Now with so many experiencing hard times and the price of gold high, it is more popular than ever. Last spring we saw groups of people panning for gold here in the same place Marshall made the discovery that started the California Gold Rush.

See more watery sites and sights at Watery Wednesday, hosted for us by 2sweetnsaxy.


Photo Cache said...

I've always been curious about Coloma. Is this close to the casino? I wonder if you can reach this via 1-80 to Tahoe?

Martha Z said...

Coloma is on state route 49 about 18 miles south of Auburn. It's a pleasant drive, a bit twisty in places but not too bad. We take the Elm street exit rather than the 49 exit which takes you through town and can be a bit confusing. Either way, I needed a detailed map until I became familiar with the town.

Mitt eget krypin said...

Yes, there is quite a lot of snow and ice at present. Middle of Sweden. It has been a very snowy winter this time. You can check out the pictures. I will show moore now and than.
All the best from Ulla and Brian

Tammie Lee said...

fun photos of panning. I sense someone has to be very interested or fairly patient to do this sort of hunting.

The Early Birder said...

Ever hopeful, always optimistic...somebody may get lucky.
Lovely bolg Martha. FAB.

eileeninmd said...

Great post and photos, I wouldn't have the patience to try panning for gold.

Diane AZ said...

Neat to see the spot where the California Gold Rush started. The area looks so scenic with the rolling green hills and blue sky.

Carolyn Ford said...

Amazing! I hadn't thought that people would be seriously panning for gold in the same way and place as so long ago.
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Anonymous said...

Even though i know nothing about fishing, just watch me go, going fishing.
Either for gold or fish, assume the "waist of time" is able to provide much peace and calm for body, mind and soul, and of course it wouldn't harm to find a nickle or two.
A wonderful Thursday for you all.

Linnea W said...

I always wonder how much gold they find! Hopefully they do have a lot of fun, though.

Ebie said...

It would be such an experience to try panning for gold. But I am not sure if I have that patience.
Great photos.

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed this glimpse of folks panning for gold ... it's certainly beautiful country isn't it!
Hugs and blessings,