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Four days after James Marshall discovered gold at Sutter's Mill in Coloma, he secretly brought it to Sutter's Fort.
It was in Sutter's Parlor that the gold was tested. At first, Sutter tried to keep the the gold a secret.
He was afraid he would loose his workers to gold fever. He wasn't successful. Eventually he lost his land.
Sutter spent years trying to recover what he could through the courts.
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