On this date in 1848, the California Gold Rush began when gold was found by James W. Marshall at Sutter's Mill in Coloma, California. That is way north of where I live. But it got me to thinking. What must it be like to be a forty-niner panning for gold?. (that is what the gold seekers were called, I wasn't talking about the football team.) Anyway, maybe I could take my food bowl by the river near where I live and see if any gold floats in it. That would make me a Gold(en) Miner!