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Sutter’s Mill was a water-powered sawmill on the bank of the South Fork American River in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in California. It was named after its owner John Sutter. A worker constructing the mill, James W. Marshall, found gold there in 1848. This discovery set off the California Gold Rush (1848–1855), a major event in the history of the United States.
The mill was later reconstructed in the original design and today forms part of Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park in Coloma, California. A meteorite fall in 2012 landed close to the mill; the recovered fragments were named the Sutter’s Mill meteorite.
The site of the mill is part of the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, registered as California Historical Landmark number 530. The current Sutter’s Mill is a replica of the original building. It was built in 1967 based on Marshall’s own drawings and a photograph of the mill taken in 1850.
Question of the Day
What exactly do B.C. and A.D. stand for, and was there a year 0?
B.C. stands for before Christ,” and A.D. stands for “anno Domini,” a Latin phrase that translates as “in the year of the Lord.” There is no year 0; the years go from 1 B.C. to A.D. 1.”
Advice of the Day
Use a sponge dampened with vinegar to clean shower curtains.
Home Hint of the Day
To correct a loud banging when the furnace shuts off, locate the offending panel in the duct work and screw a 1-inch-wide metal strip onto that panel in a diagonal position.
Word of the Day
An instrument used for measuring the water vapor content of the air.
Puzzle of the Day
State nicknames: What state is the Keystone State? Beehive State? Wolverine State? Nutmeg State? Sooner State?
Keystone: Pennsylvania; Beehive: Utah, Wolverine: Michigan: Nutmeg: Connecticut; Sooner: Oklahoma.
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