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Document for January 24th:
Gold Mine in the Sierra Nevada


Photograph of four men outside a mine shaft. The foremost man appears to be cutting timbers for bracing the interior of the shaft.

Photograph of four men outside a mine shaft. The foremost man appears to be cutting timbers for bracing the interior of the shaft. (National Archives Identifier: 296580); Copy Negatives and Prints, ca. 1870 - ca. 1930; Records of the U.S. Mint, 1792 - 2002; Record Group 104; National Archives.

On January 24, 1848, gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill in California. The mine pictured here is unidentified, but was probably located in California's Sierra Nevada gold mining district.
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