Talk:James W. Marshall

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peer review requested - California Gold Rush[edit]

Peer review has been requested for the California Gold Rush article. All comments and suggestions are being accepted with an eye towards possible nomination of that article as a Featured Article. NorCalHistory 07:12, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

Birth place[edit]

Just about all of the online references for Marshall I have found list Lambertville as his birth place. I was surprised, then, to find that he was actually born in Hopewell and moved to Lambertville at age six. That info comes directly from the Lambertville Historical Society, who run the Marshall House. I will update appropriately. --cholmes75 (chit chat) 17:37, 8 October 2006 (UTC)

Mormon Church[edit]

Wasn't Marshall a Mormon? Shouldn't this be mentioned somewhere? - Guest —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:58, 10 December 2008 (UTC)


These two excerpts should be rewritten or improved:

From the Introduction: "The wave of gold seekers turned everyone's attention away from the mill which eventually fell into disrepair and was never used as intended." (This sentence should probably belong on the article for Sutter's Mill)

From a Photo Caption: "The caption with this photo at the Library of Congress claims that this was Marshall in front of the mill in 1850. But it was not. The historians at Marshall Gold State Historic Park have concluded that it is not Marshall and believe it to be the photographer's assistant put in the photo to show scale." (This excerpt is awkward and possibly requires citation) -Noha307 (talk) 03:29, 5 January 2012 (UTC)