Manifest Destiny and the Gilded Age vs. Man-Made Climate Change (Part 2) » David Offutt at Sutter’s Mill Mon. Calif. July 1983

David Offutt at the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park near Placerville, Calif. (July 1983): James Marshall discovered gold in 1848 at Sutter’s Mill on the American River and set off the Gold Rush of ’49. The U.S. government offers leases on public lands for mining, oil, and gas, often jeopardizing the pristine nature of the parks.

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