Join Huell as he visits Placerville, founded after the highly publicized discovery of gold in 1848 in the tailrace section at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, only 10 miles away. The resulting migration of thousands of fortune-seekers established Placerville as an important supply center for the surrounding mining camps.

Hangtown and Gold Bug Park
(530) 642-5207

Dorado County History Museum
530-621-5865
2003