Going Home: The Gold Country Report

Day 19: A trip into the Sierra Nevada foothills...

History teaches us that gold was discovered at Sutter’s Mill in 1848 and as usual, history skips over a few unpleasant details.

A little background checking – the exact amount I’m willing to do – reveals John Sutter didn’t have all that much to do with the discovery of gold and pretty much sucked as a human being.

Apparently Johan August Sutter was on th…

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