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Living History Day at Marshall Gold Discovery SHP

June 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Living History Day Marshall Gold State Park Coloma El Dorado County

Living History Day at Marshall Gold Discovery SHP

On Saturday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park in Coloma, California will celebrate the many contributions made by people of English and Welsh descent who came to California during and after the Gold Rush.

At 11 a.m. join park docent Dick Williams in the theater in the visitor center at Marshall Gold Discovery SHP to learn more about discharged members of the Mormon Battalion who blazed a new trail eastward over the Sierras that later became known as the Mormon Emigrant Trail. A few of the battalion members were Welshmen who had been miners in Wales. Using their mining skills, they helped clear away large boulders from the trail. This route became a valuable time-saving passage for thousands of California-bound travelers. Mr. Williams will also regale the audience with stories of his Welsh ancestors who traveled across the trail driving cattle to the Bay Area.

Join park docents under the trees behind the museum from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for living history demonstrations and displays depicting the traditional clothing worn by Welsh women along with authentic Welsh recipes.

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June 9, 2018
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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