The California Gold Disovery : Sources, Documents, Accounts, and Memoirs Relating to the Discovery of Gold at Sutter's Mill
January 13, 1848 to February 14, 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.