John Sutter


Founded a European settlement in the Sacramento Valley where gold was found in 1849.

Other Resources

Story Links
Book Links
Finding Gold in California  in  Stories of American Life and Adventure  by  Edward Eggleston
Gold in California  in  America First—100 Stories from Our History  by  Lawton B. Evans
Polk—The Finding of Gold  in  This Country of Ours  by  H. E. Marshall

Image Links

Weighing the First Gold
 in Stories of American Life and Adventure

Forty-niners panning for gold in California
 in History of the United States