Monday, November 3, 2014

Field Trip to Coloma!



Now that you’ve had a tour of Coloma, what do you think? Give a review of the field trip. You may discuss any part of the trip or just a single part. A good review will state a big idea about what you think and then have several details to support that big idea. If you have more than one big idea, then you would create more than one paragraph. 


Think of all the things we did on the trip:


  • the tour of the mill, the original mill site and the discovery site


  • the museum and outside exhibits


  • the hike to the monument where we saw Marshall’s cabin, the cemetery and the place where Marshall is buried


  • the gold panning


  • the tour of the Pioneer Cemetery where we saw the plot of the Monroe-Gooch family and a soldier from the Mexican War


Is there a part that you like best that you’d like to write about?

Was there a part that you didn’t like that you’d like to write about?

Do you want to give an overview of the entire trip? 

Did you learn something good that you’d like to share with the world?

Those are just some ideas; you may write about any portion of the trip. This is the final blog of this trimester, so make it your best one yet! Be sure that you check your spelling and conventions and be certain that you have said exactly what you want to tell the world. 


As always, please comment on each other’s work. Everyone likes a nice comment!

68 comments:

  1. My two favorite parts were the museum exibits and the Pioneer Cemetery. The reason I liked the museum exibits more than the hike, the tour, and the gold panning is because I got to see a bunch of cool 1850's metrials like a old mnecart,a cannon,a miners hut, and a Chinese store and bank.....MIXED TOGETHER!!!!
    I liked the Pioneer Cemetery more than the hike, the tour, and gold panning is because I got to see the tombstone for Pearley, Grant, Andrew, and Miss Nancy. I also got to see a grave with all Hebrew and Mexican war fighters

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    1. I didn't know there were Hebrews connected.

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    2. Wait, the old mine cart, cannon, miner's cabin, Chinese store, and bank were.....MIXED TOGETHER!?

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    3. I mean a Chinese store and a bank mixed together

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  2. I think that visiting the cemetery where the Monroe family was buried in was very interesting. I enjoyed it because I was very interested in the story of Pearley Monroe and the thought of being at the burial site where the family was buried made me feel awesome.

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    1. I agree with you Cooper. It was cool. We read a book about Pearley Monroe and seeing his grave is really cool.

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    2. We all know that we read that book.

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    3. But I also think seeing his grave was really cool.

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    4. But, lots of other people are reading this blog, and they might not know we read the book!

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  3. My favorite part of the Coloma field trip was the pioneer cemetery. I liked seeing if families came to California together or a person themselves came to California. This is all historical. James Marshall started something huge. My favorite part of the cemetery was seeing the Monroe Gooch families grave. What was really cool was seeing Pearley's grave. I liked seeing all of Pearley's brothers and sisters too. Seeing how you could be born in the 18oo's and live to be somewhere around 90 years of age is pretty cool. The oldest one in Pearley's family was a guy named Jim he lived to be 101 years old. That is a long time for back ten. Seeing how big the gold rush was with all those people is cool cause you can see how big the gold rush was. It was really sad seeing like a 1 year old or 2 month old. I could see a couple of those Another cool part was seeing James Marshalls grave. Like I said earlier, he stated something huge. The largest migration in the world. All of the field trip was fun and cool but this is why my favorite part is the cemetery of the pioneers.

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    1. Sorry I didn't mean ten I meant then

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    2. Good post, Tanner. Good details, good thoughts, and the tone shows you had a good field trip!

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  4. My favorite part of the trip was going to the pioneer cemetary. It was amazing how my class got to see where the real Monroe-Gooch family was burried. It was also cool to see the gravestones of the Monroe-Gooch family members. I loved the part when you are on top of ledge and you can see all of the graves. It is such a beautiful site!


    My second favorite activity was the gold mining. I didn't get any gold and i'm guessing most of you didn't get gold either. Thats okay that I didn't get any gold, because I had a lot of fun trying to find gold. It was amazing how people actually found little tiny pieces of gold.It was also really cool to go pan for gold while inside the river.


    The only things that bothered me were that after going inside the river we had to carry our wet and soggy shoes and socks. I also was not happy to hear that we were not able to go into the inside musuem at all. Everything else about the trip was fun and full of adventure. I hope everyone thought of this trip as a wonderful and fun trip.

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  5. I like all the ideas you gave, Zoey! I had a great time; I hope everyone else did too!

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  6. When touring Coloma , my favorite part of the field trip was when hiking up the hill to find a monument of James Marshall. I was very impressed that the monument was also James Marshall's tomb too . I never noticed the bronze stature on top of the tomb was pointing at the area where James Marshall found gold, until my teacher pointed it out to the whole class. In the other hand of the stature , there was gold. I loved how my teacher, Mr.La Marr told the story of James Marshall. That is how it got me interested about the Gold Rush . My other favorite area in this field trip to Coloma is when stopping by where the Monroe-Gooch Family was buried. Including Pearley, Grant, and Cordelia Monroe was buried inside the cemetery in Monroe Gooch family plot. I can't belive Jim, Grant's Brother lived till 101 years old. It is very Amazing how my class and I saw our literature book's main character, Pearley Monroe ,and his grave. Taking a picture of Pearley and his grave was cool. I love the historical site of Coloma, best of all, I loved the graves roaming around Coloma. The graves were so cool and fun,but sad. Over all, the field trip was very historical !!!!

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  7. Its awesome to be in a place where it all began!
    I cannot believe that I went to the spot where the gold nuggets was found. I like the gold panning part. I learned how to look for gold, yet I did not find any nugget.I knew the gold has worn out already, but I took my chance anyway.
    My other favorite part of the trip was the tour to the Pioneer Cemetery. I saw the grave of Pearley, Andrew, Cordelia, Grant and Miss Nancy. It was really cool to walked in the area where the Monroe-Gooch family was buried. This place was amazing, I feel like I was inside the book of Pearley Monroe.

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    1. I totally agree with you Shaun. Its cool that we were so close to where it all began. The gold rush, Pearley and his family, and so much of California history.

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  8. I had the best time in Coloma. It was the best field trip I have ever been on. For me, my favorite part was the hike to the James Marshall Monument. The hike itself was challenging. We went up some pretty steep hillside and it was a serious climb. Along the way we stopped at a church and the Catholic cemetery. I really enjoyed seeing that part of history. Then we saw James Marshall's house which came with his outhouse. When we got to the top of the mountain we saw how huge the statue really was. It looked very small from down below. It was cool when we realized that James Marshall was pointing down to the site where gold was first discovered.

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    1. Excellent post, Ty! You have lots of ideas and it is clean! I am glad to hear that this was your best field trip ever. If you liked this hiking, just wait for Westminster Woods!

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  9. I had a great time touring Coloma! I think my favorite part was when we did gold panning. Even though I didn’t find any nuggets I still found two flakes. Plus, it was really fun! We also saw some of the timber that James Marshall used to build the mill, the mill that was used to make boards for shelter at Sutter’s Fort. We went to see Marshall’s monument too. I think it’s amazing that I stood on the place that Marshall found gold. It was really fun!

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    1. I think it's awesome to stand in historical places too, even if they are swampy! Good blog, Oscar!

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  10. The Coloma field trip yesterday was the best of all the field trips. My favorite part about being there is when we were gold panning but I didn't get a gold nugget. My second favorite part is the cemeteries and the hike to James Marshall's grave. The only thing that I feel bad for is the deer on the side of the road. My mom was there too. The only thing that I really liked is the graves of the Monroe-Gooch family. I like these because of our work in the morning and the sights in the afternoon.

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  11. The Coloma field trip yesterday was the best of all the field trips. My favorite part about being there is when we were gold panning but I didn't get a gold nugget. My second favorite part is the cemeteries and the hike to James Marshall's grave. The only thing that I feel bad for is the deer on the side of the road. My mom was there too. The only thing that I really liked is the graves of the Monroe-Gooch family. I like these because of our work in the morning and the sights in the afternoon.

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  12. Coloma was a fun field trip. My favorite part was when our class went to the Pioneer Cemetery. It was amazing when my class saw the real tombs of the Monroe Gooch family plot. Jim, Grant’s brother lived 102 years. I also liked when my class hiked up a hill to see James W. Marshall tomb. I can’t believe that Pearley Monroe and his father Andrew buried James Marshall. This was a fun field trip.

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  13. I liked the Coloma trip very much. We saw lots of buildings, hiked, and even learned that Native Americans originally owned Coloma. But my favorite part was hiking. I was carrying my backpack so there was a lot of dead weight on my back. Because of the weight, I fell forward a few times. When I fell, Oscar, who was in front of me, turned to face me, put his hands out, and said, “Stop.” He said it really firmly. I enjoyed hiking the big hill very much.

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  14. Coloma was a very fun field trip this year. My favorite part of the trip was the hike to Marshall’s monument. The gold panning was also fun, even though I didn’t find any gold or a gold flake.We went to Marshall’s cabin and to me it look kid of small for him and the furniture look not too modern. The cemetery had two babys that died and one of the babys died at 1 month and one day and the other baby died at 5 months. Now we went to James Marshall’s monument and The monument was 42 feet tall I think. The statue of him was pointing down at the place where he found gold. This field was the best ones we had yet. I hope there are more field trips like this one.

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    1. I hope there are more field trips like this one too!

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  15. The exciting parts of the field trip to Coloma were the tour of the mill; the original site of the mill and the discovery site. Marshall’s finding of Gold in Coloma was the reason for the people from all over the world to start migrating to California.
    It was interesting to find out that it all started with a swampy river. I was amazed by the size of the Saw Mill; unfortunately it was a replica as the original mill was damaged by floods.
    The Pioneer Cemetery was one of my favorites because we got to see my favorite non - fictional characters; the Monroe–Gooch family’s graves!
    The gold mining was one of the lower ratings because I didn’t find gold, but I found a lot of black sand. I can’t believe miners did this for a living!
    The visit to Coloma was very educational.

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  16. My favorite part of the trip to Coloma today was the gold panning. It was especially refreshing after the hike to James Marshall monument. I liked seeing the specks of gold in the pan, even they though were too small to collect. It was fun seeing different and interesting rocks and minerals too.
    I also liked learning about James Marshall. This was interesting to me because I was James Marshall at Sutter’s Fort. Learning that people threatened him because he couldn’t find any more gold made me feel sad for him. After his good luck, he ended up having bad luck in the end. I don’t think it was right that they stopped giving him his monthly pay because he dropped a bottle of alcohol at the Capitol. His outhouse replica was kind of weird. I expected the hike to be longer than it really was.
    It was creepy at the pioneer cemetery, thinking about the dead bodies underneath us. Seeing Pearley’s grave in the Monroe-Gooch Family plot was interesting, especially thinking about the book. It was fun seeing the writing on the graves saying when they were born and died, where they came from, and if they were in the military
    The museum and exhibits showed us a lot about what life was like when gold was discovered. The scavenger hunt was a great idea to keep us involved and interested in finding information. I also liked the mill replicas of all of the 1800’s buildings. And it was amazing that John Sutter’s men built the huge mill built by hand.

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    1. Wow! You discussed a lot of ideas Ben! Great to see so many ideas in your blog.

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  17. My favorite part of the field trip to Coloma was the gold panning. I liked the gold panning because I felt like it was back in 1848. Also I love getting my shoes and socks wet and panning because you never know what you might find, like I found a little nugget of gold. I also loved seeing the Monroe family’s grave, and who knew Miss Nancy had so many kids! I really enjoyed the trip to Coloma and can’t wait to go again!
    - Trevor

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  18. Our class visited Coloma on November 4, 2014. We arrived at the old replica of Sutter’s Mill and our teacher talked about how Coloma (Co-lo-ma as the natives called it) came to be and about Sutter’s Mill. From there we went to look at the remaining pieces of the original Sutter’s Mill. It was hard to see that the stack of wood was once a mill. Next we answered questions about Coloma like hydraulic mines, miner’s cabins and other things. After that, we had lunch in a common area with picnic tables. Refreshed from lunch, we went on a hike to a cemetery and we saw James Marshall’s cabin and his outhouse. I imagined the outhouse being very stinky. Then we went up to the monument of James Marshall and our teacher talked about Mr. Marshall’s life, and how the top of the monument (where James Marshal was) had gold nuggets in one hand, and the other pointed to where he first found gold. The hike back down was easier. Next, we crossed the Sacramento River by bridge and started gold panning on the other bank. I didn’t find any gold nuggets or flakes, but one of my classmates found spray painted golden rocks that our teacher crushed. Crushing them shows you if it’s gold, because gold flattens instead of shattering. The last and my most favorite part of the trip was where we were at a cemetery where we saw a gravestone of Mexican-American War soldier from our side. It was cool because he was in the war that we just did a paragraph about a couple of weeks ago. We also saw the grave plot of the Monroe Gooch family. It was interesting because we just read an amazing book called The Adventures of Pearley Monroe. Lastly, we wrapped up a great day having juice and Fat Cat cookies before hitting the road back to school.

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    1. I think you told about everything we did, Matthew!

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  19. Thankfully I didn't get my socks and shoes wet.

    Over all, I liked being there, and I can't wait to come back too!

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  20. I really liked my class’s field trip to Coloma. My favorite part was the gold panning. Even though I didn’t find any gold, panning was still really, really fun. It was fun to experience what the 49ers did every hour of every day. I would not want to be a 49er because I would be stuck in the squatting position for a long time. What is the chance of me finding gold anyways? I also liked hiking up to see the James Marshall monument. This was fun because I got to see were the person who started the biggest migration in the world was buried. Once Mr. La Marr told me, I noticed that the statue of Mr. Marshall had one hand pointing to the area where he found gold. One hand was pointing to the spot on the river and the other had a handful of gold. The statue was really big, about 31 feet tall. I liked looking at all the pictures and words that had been engraved in the statue. I learned a lot about Gold Rush history on my field trip to Coloma.

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    1. I really like your blog Clara.

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    2. Great post, Clara! I am glad you enjoyed the trip to the monument. I've seen that statue so many times, but each time, I am in awe!

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  21. I really liked our field trip to Coloma. My favorite part was the pioneer cemetery I couldn't believe that we were standing in the place the Monroe Gooch family was buried. The Monroe Gooch family was in the book The Adventures of Pearley Monroe by Marci Seither. I also liked the hike we took to see the James Marshall monument. It was fun because James Marshall is the person that started the biggest migration in the world's history so far. One of the parts I also liked was gold panning because I'm almost sure I found 3 little flakes of gold. I enjoyed the whole field trip to Coloma. It was fun!

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  22. My trip to Coloma was awesome! When my group first got to Coloma, we saw a lot of does. My favorite part of the trip was when my class visited the Pioneer Cemetery. We found the grave of Pearley Monroe and the rest of his family. It was so neat to see something from the stuff we learned in class. We also got to see James Marshall's monument. My least favorite part was the hike up to his monument. We had to walk up a long, steep, slippery trail. My legs were in serious pain, and they felt like they would fall off and roll down the hill. Besides that, everything was cool. I hope we can visit Coloma again.

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    1. I am really glad that your legs did not fall off and roll down the hill, Jamie! I am glad that you enjoyed seeing the Monroe-Gooch gravesite. There is just something about being where the characters from our book are resting.

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  23. Overall, i loved the field trip to Coloma, but my favorite was the gold panning, even if i didn't get any gold. But I did fall in the river a few times! ( oops!) I do like other activities like the hike. I like the hike because it was nice seeing the James Marshall statue and walking with the class. I also like the outside museum because I learned a lot of things that the pioneers did and used. again, I liked the trip overall, but the gold panning was my favorite.

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  24. I had a great time at Coloma! My favorite part was gold panning, even though I didn't find any gold. I also liked when we hiked up to see James Marshall's cabin and out-house. We hiked to James Marshall's grave, too. It was very cool sitting next to the man who discovered gold. I do have to admit, I got a little tired while hiking. Pearley Monroe's house was very cool, too. There was a window so I got to look inside. I saw a spinning wheel, a table, and a chair. I can't believe Pearley lived there! At that same house! I was a little creeped out at the graveyard. It seemed like everywhere I stepped, I was stepping on a dead body, but it was so cool that we got to see the gravestones of the Monroe Gouch family. I had a great time and hope to go back soon!

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    1. Great post, Julia! You have good supporting details for your big ideas. I like the tone of your blog, too.

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  25. One of my favorite parts about our field trip to Coloma was going to the original site of Sutter's Mill. I liked Sutter's Mill because it is where James Marshall found gold, which started the biggest migration of people in the world. I also liked when we went to the Catholic cemetery. I enjoyed going there because we learned the history of the people buried there, like where they were from and how long they lived. Most of the people were from Ireland. The outside exhibits were another one of my favorites because we learned about the different types of mining. We also learned about the cultures that lived in Coloma. The Chinese shop was scary because of all the dead animals inside. The hike to James Marshall's grave was long, steep and tiring. I still liked even though it was difficult. James Marshall's grave was cool because of the Great Seal of California carving on it, the statue of James Marshall, and how tall it was. The entire grave was about 32 feet tall. Panning for gold was super fun. I found a tiny flake of gold. It would have been better if the gold, spray painted rocks I found had been real gold. If they had been real, I would be rich! These are the reasons I had a great time on the field trip to Coloma.

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    1. Excellent blog, Julian! You wrote about so many parts of the trip, and you supported your big ideas well. I wish the painted rocks were real, too! That would have been incredible!

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  26. My favorite part of the field trip was going gold panning. Even though I didn’t find any gold I still enjoyed it. It must have been hard for the people in the 1800’s because they had to stay in one position for a long time to find gold. You need to have lots of patience to pan for gold. I also enjoyed seeing the Pioneer Cemetery. I got to see the Monroe Gooch family’s graves. I even found out that that Andrew and Sara Ellen had a boy named Jim that lived to be 101 years old. I was amazed that I got to stand in that very place were the Monroe Gooch family was buried. I hope that I can visit the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park again soon.

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  27. My class and I went to Coloma on Tuesday. First we went to Sutter’s Mill and my teacher told us some history about it. Next we saw where James Marshall discovered gold. After that we hiked up to his grave, it was mostly uphill. On the hike I got my baseball signed by my classmates. Then the class and I visited Pearley Monroe’s house. His house was not as cool as I thought it would be. I thought it would be fancy or like a museum. After that we went gold panning. I found pyrite and I thought it was gold. Finally we had a cookie party in the cemetery.

    When I was gold panning, I fell in the river. It was really cold and I felt like my toes were going to have frostbite! If I lived in the 1800’s I would have to stay in the water so other miners wouldn’t take all the gold. If I stayed in the water I would probably get very sick and die because there were not any medicines available at the time. Also other miners could take my spot and take all the gold! Overall I thought going to Coloma was a good field trip.

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  28. During our trip to Coloma, we learned a lot of information there such as the history of the sawmill, what James Marshall did in his life, and gold panning. Though the entire trip to Coloma was educational, the visit to the sawmill will remain in my mind the longest because of the significance of the history behind it. The story started when John Sutter asked James Marshall to build a sawmill. Marshall chose a spot near a river with pine trees to build the mill, which was water powered. Soon the mill was running and cutting pine wood. One January 24, 1848, Marshall spotted shiny gold flakes while examining a channel below the mill. His discovery started the gold rush in California. James Marshall’s other endeavors were being a soldier for the Bear Flag Revolt, a carpenter, and a farmer. Another interesting fact that we learned was how to handle the gold pan properly. The proper way to handle the gold pan is to tilt the pan slightly and swish gently to carry away the water which also gets rid of some gravel. Our trip to Coloma was a lot fun and definitely educational.

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  29. When I went to Coloma, I had a lot of questions answered from the Adventures of Pearley Monroe, and new questions thought of. One of the new questions I thought of after the trip was, what river did Grant almost drown in? One of my questions that was answered in Coloma was, what did Pearley’s town look like? Altogether I liked this field trip. My favorite part was the really steep hike. I could hike up and down that trail all day long! My other favorite part was gold panning. When I was gold panning I liked how I was doing what the 49ers did, discovering shiny minerals. I hope I can find answers for my unanswered questions. I wish I could stay in Coloma all day!

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  30. My favorite part of the field trip was gold panning. It was fun because the water felt really refreshing when I got in. It was still fun even though I did not find any gold. Another exciting part about Coloma was visiting the grave yards. In my opinion, I felt weird sanding on people’s bodies. I was amazed how old people could live. Jim died when he was 101 years old. I was also amazed when at least two babies died at a very young age, which is really sad. I like this field trip. I hope we get another field trip that is good as this one!

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  31. The Coloma field trip was fantastic. I felt lucky to actually be in a place that holds so much history. Our class went to the replica mill, the original mill site, the gold discovery site, the museum, the outside exhibits, the place where James Marshall is buried, and the river (for gold panning). We also had a chance to see St. John's church and the cemetery. We took a tour of Coloma's Pioneer Protestant Cemetery and saw the plot of the Monroe-Gooch family and a soldier from the Mexican War, and hiked to the monument where we saw Marshall's cabin. The tour of the mill was superb, as was the original mill site and the discovery site. I'm pretty sure that I'm not the only person that looked at the discovery site and thought,''That's unimpressive.'' In the same way a swampy, little, overgrown stream is unimpressive.

    The outside exhibits and the hike to the monument where we saw James Marshall's cabin was especially interesting. In the outside exhibits, one of my favorite places was the Wah Hop store. I saw a one or two wooden structures that were beaded. I later learned that they were called abacuses (plural) and found out they were used for calculating. The hike to the monument was tiring but fun, and when we got to go look at Marshall's cabin, some people went to go look at the outhouse instead!

    Even though everything was engaging, my favorite part of the trip was going gold panning, touring Coloma's Pioneer Protestant Cemetery where we saw the Monroe-Gooch family plot and a grave to a soldier from the Mexican War, and seeing the place where James Marshall is buried. I didn't find any gold, but I wasn't really expecting to. At least I had lots of fun looking for gold. Seeing the Monroe-Gooch family plot was exciting, yet melancholy. Our class recently finished reading a historical fiction book about the Monroe-Gooch family (from Pearley Monroe's point of view) and I have developed a strong bond with this particular family. Seeing their plot is sad, knowing that they have passed on and aren't coming back. The place where Marshall is buried feels full of history, especially because of the gold discovery that James Marshall made. Nearly 42 feet tall, a statue of James Marshall (and the pedestal) points down to the place he discovered gold, and where he changed world history forever.

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    1. Wow Lia this is a wonderful blog!

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    2. Incredible work, Lia! You touched on so many topics and did so in a way that made the reading fun and interesting. Very impressive!

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  32. The Coloma field trip was so fascinating!

    One of my favorite parts was the outside museum scavenger hunt. It was fun walking around and learning about how people lived in Coloma in the past. What I found unique was, comparing the miner’s cabin to the Mormon’s cabin, the Mormon’s cabin had six comfortable-looking beds while the miner’s cabin had only one bed that did not look as cozy. The miner’s cabin had a bit more room than the Mormon’s cabin, but yet both of the cabins would not be my first choice to stay in Coloma. I was also amazed at how the Chinese culture in the past had so many differences to the present day Chinese culture, though there are still similarities between them.
    Another of my favorite parts is the pioneer cemetery. The pioneer cemetery was both exciting and sad. What was exciting was that we saw the grave of the whole Monroe –Gooch family, who were in the book The Adventures of Pearley Monroe. We even saw a grave of a child named James who was born after the story ended. He also lived up to 101 years old. What was sad was that the class also saw gravestones of young children as young as 2 months to 5 years old.
    I also liked the replica of Sutter’s lumber mill with its original structure design. The spot where James Marshall first discovered the gold is swampy and with overgrown plants. This gold finding place did not look like how I pictured it. I once thought it must be a very special and grand place to find the first California gold.

    I think this Coloma trip is the best ever since the beginning of the fourth grade!

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  33. On the Coloma field trip I liked the gold panning the best. I like the gold panning the best because someone threw spray-painted gold rocks into the river. It was really fun when someone would find a fake piece of gold because then it would fly off when you tried to crush it and then it would shatter. It was also really fun for me because I got to do what people in the 1840s through 1850s would do. I also liked that I was panning where miners panned before. I was pretty tired from sloshing through the river at the end of gold panning. Gold panning was a gold gathering technique that was a cheap way to get gold.

    I also liked both cemeteries. I liked them because they were eerie and creepy. I also liked them because the Monroes where buried in one and James Marshall was buried in the other cemetery. It was also fun to see people who served our country and other countries in the military. I also liked that people from all over the world came and shaped California into what it is now.

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  34. My favorite part was gold panning. I liked it because i found lots of cool rocks. I didn't get to keep them though. I found a big chunk of quartz just right out of the ground. Special thanks to Jamie for helping me pull it out. It was about 6 inches in diameter. My second favorite part was when we went on the hike. I liked the hike because when got to the top, I felt like I achieved something like a gold medal. When we reached the top, we were right next to James Marshall's grave which is a monument. While we sat next to the monument, we learned a little bit about James Marshall. Then we went back down and my legs were very happy. In general, I liked the whole field trip.

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  35. My favorite part was learning about James Marshall's life.I liked it because it was very interesting learning that Marshall had multiple jobs and that he was the first one to find gold. also liked the Pioneer grave it was cool to see the Monroe Gooch family's graves . And all the other graves. Over all I liked the hole field trip . It was fun!

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