Mormon Diaries, Journals, and Life Sketches (Transcriptions) [Microfilm]
Library of Congress
Reel 2, Items 2 and 2b
July 23, 1848 to September 26, 1848. Bigler spends the winter working at Sutters Mill. He is present when gold is discovered and stakes a claim for land and another for gold. He records a sudden rush to Sutters Mill, and complains that theres no respect for claims.