California Gold Discovery to Statehood

SESQUICENTENNIAL - (ses'kwi sen TEN-ee-ul), n. A 150th anniversary or its celebration.

Commemorate our Past, Celebrate our Future

1848 - On January 24th, James Marshall discovers Gold in the Coloma Valley.
1849 - The Gold Rush of 1849 kicks in as thousands of gold seekers come to California.
On October 13th, 48 delegates signed "The Original Constitution of California."
1850 - On September 9th, California is admitted to the Union as the 31st state.