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The Incredible Story of California's First Gold Strike

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Fascinating article details the incredible first gold strike in California, and it's (probably) not the story you thought it was! "The Incredible Story of California's First Gold Strike Takes Place Just Minutes From Downtown L.A." - While most Californians believe that gold was first discovered by James Marshall at Sutter’s Mill in 1848, they are mistaken. The first documented gold strike was in fact in a lonely canyon six years before, and the legend of its discovery has grown into the stuff that dreams are made of. 

Read the full story at http://www.laweekly.com/arts/the-incredible-story-of-californias-first-gold-strike-takes-place-just-minutes-from-downtown-la-8001102