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This letter sheet shows a portrait of Marshall in profile above an image of Sutter's Mill, as it was when Marshall discovered gold. The left side of the page contains an account of the discovery.

Capt. Sutter’s account of the first discovery of the Gold

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Picture Collection ; Prints: Lettersheets: Capt. Sutter’s Account Of The Discovery Of Gold

, 1854.

The State Library's lettersheet collection contains over 200 pictorial letter sheet illustrations produced in the 1850s and 1860s, some of which have been digitized. They provide a visual cross-section of the Gold Rush and early Silver Age in California.

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