Episode 15 - John Sutter And James W Marshall
Added: Jan 14 2013
the triumphant march of these sons of courage who fought and dared that the west might live.
More closely linked with the destiny of California than any other two historical figures are Swiss born John Sutter and James Marshall.
In 1847 Sutter dreamed of being an empire builder, Marshall dreamed not at all for he was a humble wheelwright who was soon to be approached by prosperous John Sutter in regard to erecting a sawmill on the south fork of the American river at Coloma, California.