Public Broadcasting is airing an episode of American Experience entitled The Gold Rush. The story begins in Coloma, with James Marshall’s 1848 discovery of gold in the South Fork of the American River, and progresses through the California Gold Rush of 1849. The show emphasizes the dramatic changes wrought by the gold discovery and subsequent population shift. See the American Experience: The Gold Rush website for lots of background material.
American Experience: The Gold Rush first aired Monday, November 6, and will be repeating throughout the week. Check your local listings for times. For the Coloma-Lotus area, see KVIE (Sacramento channel 6) showtimes.