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What happened on January 24 1848?
On January 24, 1848, James W. Marshall discovered gold on the property of Johann A. Sutter near Coloma, California. A builder, Marshall was overseeing construction of a sawmill on the American River. ... The Gold Rush began in earnest only after President James Polk endorsed the discovery in December 1848