Famous Masons

Many men throughout history have been members of our fraternity.

In these pages we will present you with them and try to impress upon you the great men that have been Masons.

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Photo of James Wilson Marshall

James Marshall

Started California Gold Rush
Birthday: October 8, 1810 Deceased: August 10, 1885

Biography

American carpenter and sawmill operator, who reported the finding of gold at Coloma on the American River in California on January 24, 1848, the impetus for the California Gold Rush.

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