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Official Guide - El Dorado Gold Week - 2016 World Gold Panning Championships - Windfall

Countywide events, Fairground events, Championship panning schedule, maps and more!

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The Official Guide to the 2016 World Gold Panning Championships

Competition Schedule

Sunday, September 11

Competition Registration Office is
Open 9 am - 5 pm, Fairgrounds

Monday, September 12

Competition Registration Office is
Open 9 am - 5 pm, Fairgrounds

Tuesday, September 13

Competition Registration Office is
Open 9 am - 2 pm, Fairgrounds

Nations Parade in Downtown
Placerville, Opening Ceremonies

Wednesday, September 14

Competition Begins with
Qualifying Rounds at the Fairgrounds

Thursday, September 15

Qualifying Rounds Continue at Fairgrounds

Friday, September 16

Qualifying Rounds Continue at Fairgrounds

Saturday, September 17 CONTENTS

Quarter and Semifinal Heats at Fairgrounds

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Finals, Awards & Closing Ceremonies Gold Week – Countywide
at the Raceway Special Events Schedule �������������������������������������� 10-13

EL DORADO COUNTY Excursions and Special Event Details ��������������� 7, 16-17
FAIRGOUNDS

100 Placerville Drive, Placerville, CA

EVENT POLICY El Dorado County Fairgrounds
Gold Week Event Schedule ���������������������������������� 30-31
• N o outside food or beverages allowed
except UNOPENED commercially sealed EL Dorado County Fairgrounds Map �������������������� 32-33
plastic water bottles. Exception for campers.
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EMPTY, to be filled with water after
entering fairgrounds. Published by Windfall Media Group
• N o guns, skateboards or weapons El Dorado County’s #1 Community Resource Guide - Everyone needs a Windfall!
of any kind allowed. No gang attire.
• A ll patrons will be wanded by security www.eldorado2016.com
for the safety of all fair patrons.
• B aby food and special diabetic foods 2016 World Gold Panning Championships • El Dorado County Gold Week 3
will be allowed.
• No Coolers. NO alcohol may be brought in.
• No ANIMALS ALLOWED except service
animals.
• Limited smoking areas.
• Shirt and shoes must be worn.

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EL DORADO HILLS to EDC FAIRGROUNDS EDC FAIRGROUNDS to EL DORADO HILLS

Location Departure Times El Dorado County Fairgrounds, Green Gate Departure Times
AM Historic Cary House Hotel
El Dorado Hills Holiday Express Best Western, Placerville PM
Quality Inn, Cameron Park 7:10 8:55 Motel 6, Cameron Park 7:30 9:30
Motel 6, Cameron Park 7:26 9:11 Quality Inn, Cameron Park 7:40 9:40
Best Western, Placerville 7:27 9:21 El Dorado Hills Holiday Express 8:04 10:04
El Dorado County Fairgrounds, Green Gate 7:55 9:30 8:23 10:23
Historic Cary House Hotel 8:00 9:34 8:33 10:33
El Dorado County Fairgrounds, Green Gate 8:20 9:44 8:49 10:49
8:30 9:54

EDC FAIRGROUNDS - PLACERVILLE (SACRAMENTO STREET)- GOLD BUG MINE SHUTTLE (LOOP)_

Location Departure Times

Shuttle will run every 30 minutes from 10:30 AM to 7:00 PM

*Shuttle will be extended to 10:30PM on Tuesday, September 13, 2016

POLLOCK PINES to EDC FAIRGROUNDS EDC FAIRGROUNDS TO POLLOCK PINES

Location Departure Times Departure Times

AM PM

Westhaven Inn, Pollock Pines 7:00 8:30 El Dorado County Fairgrounds, Green Gate 7:30 9:00

Best Western, Pollock Pines 7:18 8:48 Gold Trail Lodge 7:35 9:05

Camino Hotel 7:29 8:58 Camino Hotel 7:45 9:15

Gold Trail Lodge 7:40 9:08 Best Western, Pollock Pines 8:00 9:25

El Dorado County Fairgrounds, Green Gate 8:00 9:23 Westhaven Inn, Pollock Pines 8:20 9:40

EDC FAIRGROUNDS to COLOMA COLOMA to EDC FAIRGROUNDS

Location Departure Time Departure Time

AM PM

El Dorado County Fairgrounds, Green Gate 11:00 Coloma 3:00

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L-R: Fred Ott,
Joyce Mason,
Rich “Uncle Fuzzy” Mason,
Janine D’Agostini,
Kara Adema

Welcome, dear friends!

California, known as “The Golden State”, is famous around the world for its dazzling beauty, diverse
culture, limitless scenic destinations and warm hospitality.

El Dorado County also shines with these attributes and is fondly referred to as “The Jewel of the
Motherlode”. And for good reason: we proudly host the site of gold discovery in Coloma, California –
now the site of Marshall Gold Discovery State Park.

Over the past few years, our Executive Committee, local leaders, organizing team and over 50 dedicated
volunteer chairpersons, together with our amazing community, have worked with enormous enthusiasm to
develop El Dorado County Gold Week and host the 2016 World Gold Panning Championships.

We invite you to discover our beautiful county, its many attractions, enjoy visits to our local businesses
and shops, restaurants and galleries which, together with our excellent lodging accommodations, will make
you feel “at home away from home” and become part of our family!

As you explore El Dorado County, you will feel the positive energy that has been created around this event.
We hope it will bless your time here and leave a mark on your heart that reminds you that you can always
return to your California home: El Dorado County!

A hearty welcome to you all!

El Dorado Gold Executive Committee & Organizers
Warm & Fuzzy, (aka: Joyce & Rich Mason), Fred Ott, Kara Adema, Janine D’Agostini

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Excursions galore …

Rich and rare adventures offered during El Dorado Gold Week

Excursions throughout El Dorado knowledgeable tour guides. Experience rare historic railroad depot in El Dorado County.
County will be offered during the 2016 access to the unique hard rock Priest Mine,
World Gold Panning Championships and hand dug at the peak of the Gold Rush by Spend a morning white water rafting on
El Dorado Gold Week, September 11-18. Cornish and Chilean miners, which still the American River followed by a visit to
Rich in history, adventure, agricultural shows the scars of their picks. Crystal Basin Cellars in Camino for lunch
delights as well as outdoor activities, and wine tasting.
there is plenty to offer to all ages. Take guided tours of magnificent
landscapes along the Pacific Crest Trail Visit Coloma Gold Rush LIVE, a living
“There has never been a better time to and the Tahoe Rim Trail that leads you into history festival September 15-18, right near
visit El Dorado County. We have an amazing the extraordinary Desolation Wilderness on the site where gold was discovered by John
range of events and special excursions Saturday September 10, or enjoy a day Marshall in 1848. Laugh, boo, hiss, and cheer
offered to our guests, locals, and tourists,” hike into the
explained Jody Franklin, Director of – kick back in time at the Olde
Tourism.  “Competitors as well as Mokelumne on the 12th. This trek leads into Coloma Theatre, one of a very
spectators will travel from the world the land of the 1800’s, where brave pioneers, few original melodrama
over to participate in this unique covered wagons, and occasionally hostile theaters in left the U.S.
and unusual sporting event.  We Indians could be found.
are really looking forward to Apple Hill is full of
sharing our beautiful region El Dorado Western Railroad offers delights. One of the tours
with everyone.” special excursions especially for Gold Week includes a “Do it Yourself
participants to which will take place on Adventure” - a three-farm visit
Plan ahead and book a Tuesday, September 13th. Ride in vintage including jam and cider donut
history-packed, informative inspection cars on the historic Placerville making lessons, nature trails, lunch
and fun-filled professional branch of the Southern Pacific Railroad and transportation.
guided bus tour to Lake Tahoe, in Shingle Springs at the only remaining
gold and wine country, even A short swing will take you to the
San Francisco through www. Wakamatsu Community Farm, the site of
calgoldadventures.com. the first Japanese settlement in America and
the gravesite of the first Japanese woman
Step back in time during the kick off who died and was buried in America. View
at Divide Gold Rush Days in nearby Okei-san’s 1871 gravesite, an original 1854
historic Georgetown. The two-day event on farmhouse, a turn-of-the-century Veerkamp
September 10-11 is jam packed with music, barn, and take a peek inside the windows of a
historical legends, arts and crafts, and family small historic dairy still working today.
fun activities. www.dividegoldrushdays.com.
Daily shuttles will be available to certain
Put on a hard hat, walk deep into history locations from the fairgrounds.
and explore the Gold Bug Mine’s remarkable
underground geology and thick veins of For more information on excursions,
gold bearing quartz, guided by fun and
eldorado2016.com/gold-week

Contributed by Cathey Cort

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So much to do in

Let Your Pioneer
Spirit Explore . . .

Year-round Events
and Festivals

Award Winning Wines
Sutter’s Mill in Coloma

Gold Bug Mine
White Water Rafting
Ski and Snowboarding
Agriculture Excursions

visit-eldorado. com

or call 800.457.6279 for a FREE VISITORS GUIDE

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Gold Week – Countywide Special Events Schedule

 Saturday, September 10th

8:30am – 1:30pm Desolation Wilderness Group Hiking Expedition Fresh Pond
Meet up Location: Fresh Pond Trading Post, on Hwy 50

10:00am – 5:00pm Georgetown Divide Gold Rush Days Georgetown
Gold Rush Festival - For more info: www.dividegoldrushdays.com

10:00am – 5:00pm Visions of the Gold Rush Georgetown
Invitational Art show - Art on the Divide Gallery, 6295 Main St.

3:00pm – 8:00pm 2nd Annual Cameron Park Countryfest Cameron Park
BBQ competition, Music, food, Christa McAuliffe Park, 2400 Merrychase Dr.

5:30pm – 7:30pm UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County Placerville
Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Drive

7:30pm – 9:30pm Community Observatory Placerville
See the universe through two 14 inch telescopes for FREE! - 6699 Campus Dr.

8:00pm – 10:00pm The Lone Star of Texas OR A Harlot with a Heart of Gold Coloma
Theater Melodrama - Old Coloma Theatre, 380 Monument Road

 Sunday, September 11th

10:00am – 3:00pm MORE Car Show & Chili Cook Off Placerville
EDC Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive

10:00am – 5:00pm Georgetown Divide Gold Rush Days Georgetown
Gold Rush Festival - For more info: www.dividegoldrushdays.com

10:00am – 4:00pm Tours of Gold Bug & Priest Gold Mines Placerville

11:00am – 4:00pm Visions of the Gold Rush Georgetown
Invitational Art show - Art on the Divide Gallery, 6295 Main Street

2:00pm – 4:00pm The Lone Star of Texas OR A Harlot with a Heart of Gold Coloma
Theater Melodrama - Old Coloma Theatre, 380 Monument Road

 Monday, September 12

10:00am – 1:45pm Dessert And Apple Tasting Camino
Apple Hill Tour www.AppleHill.com, Harris Tree Farm,
Mill View Ranch, Honey Bear Ranch, Fudge Factory Farm, and Kids Inc

10:30am – 2:00pm Do It Yourself Adventure (package B) Camino
Apple Hill Tour www.AppleHill.com, Harris Tree Farm,
Apple Ridge Farms, and Rainbow Orchards

10:30am – 2:00pm Kid Friendly Fun At The Apple Hill Farms (package A) Camino
Apple Hill Tour www.AppleHill.com Kids Inc,
Rainbow Orchards , and Fudge Factory Farm

10:30am – 2:00pm Kid Friendly Fun At The Apple Hill Farms (package B) Camino
Apple Hill Tour www.AppleHill.com
Harris Tree Farm, Apple Ridge Farms, and Mill View Ranch

9:00am – 5:00pm WGPC Registration Placerville
EDC Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive

9:00am – 5:00pm Patchwork Sierra Quilt Show Placerville
Fausel House Gallery - 722 Pacific Street

10:00am – 4:00pm Tours of Gold Bug & Priest Gold Mines Placerville

10:00am – 5:00pm Mokelumne Wilderness Day Hike Camino
5620 Pony Express Trail, Camino

11:00am – 4:00pm Visions of the Gold Rush Georgetown
Invitational Art show - Art on the Divide Gallery, 6295 Main St.

1:00pm – 4:30pm Wine And Hard Cider Tasting 21+ Camino
Apple Hill Tour www.AppleHill.com
Honey Bear Ranch, Rainbow Orchards, Kids Inc, and Lava Cap Winery

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Gold Week – Countywide Special Events Schedule

 Tuesday, September 13

8:30am – 5:00pm Rafting and Wine Tasting Adventure Lotus
minimum 24 guests – (800) 556-6060 or email: info@raftcalifornia.com

9:00am – 2:00pm WGPC Registration Placerville
EDC Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive

10:00am – 1:00pm El Dorado Western Railroad Train Rides Shingle Springs
4241 Mother Lode Dr, Shingle Springs

10:00am – 1:45pm Dessert And Apple Tasting Camino
Apple Hill Tour www.AppleHill.com, Harris Tree Farm,
Mill View Ranch, Honey Bear Ranch ,Fudge Factory Farm, and Kids Inc

10:30am – 2:00pm Do It Yourself Adventure (package B) Camino
Apple Hill Tour www.AppleHill.com, Harris Tree Farm,
Apple Ridge Farms, and Rainbow Orchards

10:30am – 2:00pm Kid Friendly Fun At The Apple Hill Farms (package A) Camino
Apple Hill Tour www.AppleHill.com, Kids Inc,
Rainbow Orchards, and Fudge Factory Farm

10:30am – 2:00pm Kid Friendly Fun At The Apple Hill Farms (package B) Camino
Apple Hill Tour www.AppleHill.com
Harris Tree Farm, Apple Ridge Farms, and Mill View Ranch

9:00am – 5:00pm Patchwork Sierra Quilts Show Placerville
Fausel House Gallery - 772 Pacific Street

10:00am – 1:00pm El Dorado Western Railroad Train Rides Shingle Springs
4241 Mother Lode Drive, Shingle Springs

10:00am – 4:00pm Tours of Gold Bug & Priest Gold Mines Placerville
11:00am – 4:00pm Visions of the Gold Rush Georgetown

Invitational Art show - Art on the Divide Gallery, 6295 Main St.

1:00pm – 4:30pm Wine And Hard Cider Tasting 21+ Camino
Apple Hill Tour www.AppleHill.com
Honey Bear Ranch, Rainbow Orchards, Kids Inc, and Lava Cap Winery

5:30pm – 7:00pm Parade of Nations - Main Street Placerville
7:00pm – 10:00pm Hangtown Street Dance - Main Street Placerville

 Wednesday, September 14

9:00am – 1:30pm Do It Yourself Adventure (package A) Wed Only Camino
Apple Hill Tour www.AppleHill.com
Harris Tree Farm, Apple Ridge Farms, and Rainbow Orchards Photo courtesy Paul Cockrell

9:00am – 5:00pm Patchwork Sierra Quilts Show Placerville
Fausel House Gallery - 772 Pacific Street

10:00am – 4:00pm Tours of Gold Bug & Priest Gold Mines Placerville

10:00am – 1:45pm Dessert And Apple Tasting Camino
Apple Hill Tour www.AppleHill.com, Harris Tree Farm,
Mill View Ranch, Honey Bear Ranch, Fudge Factory Farm, and Kids Inc

10:30am – 2:00pm Kid Friendly Fun At The Apple Hill Farms (package A) Camino
Apple Hill Tour www.AppleHill.com
Kids Inc, Rainbow Orchards and Fudge Factory Farm

10:30am – 2:00pm Kid Friendly Fun At The Apple Hill Farms (package B) Camino
Apple Hill Tour www.AppleHill.com
Harris Tree Farm, Apple Ridge Farms, and Mill View Ranch

11:00am – 4:00pm Visions of the Gold Rush Art Show Georgetown
Invitational Art show - Art on the Divide Gallery, 6295 Main St.

1:00pm – 4:30pm Wine And Hard Cider Tasting 21+ Camino
Apple Hill Tour www.AppleHill.com
Honey Bear Ranch, Rainbow Orchards, Kids Inc, and Lava Cap Winery

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Gold Week – Countywide Special Events Schedule

 Thursday, September 15

All Day Gold Rush & Mining History Research Days Placerville
Museum at EDC Fairgrounds, 104 Placerville Drive

8:30am – 5:30pm Rafting and wine tasting adventure Lotus
24 guests – (800) 556-6060 or email: info@raftcalifornia.com

10:00am – 1:45pm Dessert And Apple Tasting Camino
Apple Hill Tour www.AppleHill.com, Harris Tree Farm,
Mill View Ranch, Honey Bear Ranch, Fudge Factory Farm, and Kids Inc

10:30am – 2:00pm Do It Yourself Adventure (package B) Camino
Apple Hill Tour www.AppleHill.com, Harris Tree Farm,
Apple Ridge Farms, and Rainbow Orchards

10:30am – 2:00pm Kid Friendly Fun At The Apple Hill Farms (package A) Camino Photo courtesy El Dorado County Visitors Authority
Apple Hill Tour www.AppleHill.com
Kids Inc, Rainbow Orchards , and Fudge Factory Farm Photo courtesy Charlie May

10:30am – 2:00pm Kid Friendly Fun At The Apple Hill Farms (package B) Camino Photo courtesy Charlie May
Apple Hill Tour www.AppleHill.com
Harris Tree Farm, Apple Ridge Farms, and Mill View Ranch www.ElDorado2016.com

9:00am – 5:00pm Patchwork Sierra Quilts Show Placerville
Fausel House Gallery - 772 Pacific Street

10:00am – 2:00pm Wakamatsu Open Farm Tour Placerville
Tour a historic, natural, and agricultural resource
941 Cold Springs Road, Placerville

10:00am – 4:00pm Tours of Gold Bug & Priest Gold Mines Placerville

10:00am – 4:00pm Coloma Gold Rush LIVE! Living History Festival Coloma
Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, 310 Back St., Coloma

11:00am – 4:00pm Visions of the Gold Rush Art Show Georgetown
Invitational Art show - Art on the Divide Gallery, 6295 Main St.

1:30pm – 4:30pm Wine and Hard Cider Tasting 21+ Camino
Apple Hill Tour www.AppleHill.com Honey Bear Ranch,
Rainbow Orchards, Kids Inc, and Lava Cap Winery

8:00pm –10:00pm The Lone Star of Texas OR A Harlot with a Heart of Gold Coloma
Theater Melodrama - Old Coloma Theatre, 380 Monument Road

 Friday, September 16

8:30am – 5:00pm Rafting and wine tasting adventure Coloma
24 guests – (800) 556-6060 or email at : info@raftcalifornia.com

11:00am – 4:00pm Visions of the Gold Rush Art Show Georgetown
Invitational Art show - Art on the Divide Gallery, 6295 Main St.

10:30am – 2:00pm Do It Yourself Adventure (package B) Camino
Apple Hill Tour www.AppleHill.com
Harris Tree Farm, Apple Ridge Farms, and Rainbow Orchards

10:30am – 2:00pm Kid Friendly Fun At The Apple Hill Farms (package A) Camino
Apple Hill Tour www.AppleHill.com
Kids Inc, Rainbow Orchards , and Fudge Factory Farm

10:30am – 2:00pm Kid Friendly Fun At The Apple Hill Farms (package B) Camino
Apple Hill Tour www.AppleHill.com
Harris Tree Farm, Apple Ridge Farms, and Mill View Ranch

11:00am – 5:00pm American River Music Festival Coloma
Main Stage at Henningsen-Lotus Park

1:00pm – 4:30pm Wine And Hard Cider Tasting 21+ Camino
Apple Hill Tour www.AppleHill.com
Honey Bear Ranch, Rainbow Orchards, Kids Inc, and Lava Cap Winery

8:00 pm – 10:00pm The Lone Star of Texas OR A Harlot with a Heart of Gold Coloma
Theater Melodrama - Old Coloma Theatre, 380 Monument Road

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Gold Week – Countywide Special Events Schedule

 Saturday, September 17

10:00am – 4:00pm Coloma Gold Rush LIVE! Living History Festival Coloma
Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, 310 Back St

8:30am – 5:00pm Rafting and wine tasting adventure Lotus
24 guests – (800) 556-6060 or email at : info@raftcalifornia.com

10:00am – 3:00pm 26th Annual Show N’ Shine and Fly-In Cameron Park
Car & Airplane show - Entrance to Airpark on Oxford

10:00am – 4:00pm Tours of Gold Bug & Priest Gold Mines Placerville

10:00am – 5:00pm Visions of the Gold Rush Art Show Georgetown
Invitational Art show - Art on the Divide Gallery, 6295 Main St.

11:00am – 5:00pm American River Music Festival Coloma Valley
Main Stage at Henningsen-Lotus Park

12:00pm – 5:00pm Sample The Sierra – Farm to Fork Festival, Food & Wine South Lake Tahoe
1201 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA

3:00pm – 8:00pm Patchwork Sierra Quilts Show Placerville
Fausel House Gallery - 772 Pacific Street

3:00pm – 8:00pm Placerville Oktoberfest on Main Street Placerville
German Music, Dancing, Beer, Food, Weiner dog races

7:30pm – 9:30pm Community Observatory Placerville
See the universe through two 14 inch telescopes for FREE! - 6699 Campus Dr.

7:00pm – 10:00pm Live Blues & Jazz Concert Placerville
EDC Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Dr, Placerville

8:00pm – 10:00pm The Lone Star of Texas OR A Harlot with a Heart of Gold Coloma
Theater Melodrama - Old Coloma Theatre, 380 Monument Road

 Sunday, September 18

10:00am – 2:00pm Wakamatsu Open Farm Tour Placerville
Tour a historic, natural, and agricultural resource
941 Cold Springs Road Placerville
Coloma
9:00am – 5:00pm World Gold Panning FINALS Placerville
EDC Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Dr, Placerville Georgetown
Placerville
10:00am – 4:00pm Coloma Gold Rush LIVE! Living History Festival Coloma Valley
10:00am – 4:00pm Tours of Gold Bug & Priest Gold Mines Georgetown
10:00am – 5:00pm Visions of the Gold Rush Art Show Coloma
Placerville
Invitational Art show - Art on the Divide Gallery, 6295 Main St.
10:00am – 5:00pm 77th CFMS Mineral & Gem Show & Convention

EDC Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Dr, Placerville
11:00am – 5:00pm American River Music Festival

Main Stage at Henningsen-Lotus Park
12:00pm – 4:00pm Georgetown Founders Day Celebration (free)

For info call Brad at Georgetown Divide Rotary 650-619-7555
2:00pm – 4:00pm The Lone Star of Texas OR A Harlot with a Heart of Gold

Olde Coloma Theatre, 380 Monument Rd, Coloma
7:30pm – 9:30pm Community Observatory

See the universe through two 14 inch telescopes
for FREE! - 6699 Campus Dr.

See pages 30 & 31 for events schedule
at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds

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2016 World Gold Panning Championship medallion is a real piece of art!

Are you familiar with artist Warren Dayton? cheers people up. Much of his artwork is very really have a “style” as his work continues to
If you have seen the Peet’s Coffee logo or the colorful with a large variety of whimsical change. The art he creates today is very different
poster for Placerville’s Sesquicentennial, you do characters. He recently created farm-to-fork from what he did 20 years ago. One of his
know the artwork of Warren Dayton. Those were themed murals for Harmon Alley in Sacramento. favorite works is illustrations for the Praise and
his creations! He has also worked on El Dorado Worship Study Bible for Tyndale.
County promotional materials. Now Mr. Dayton Asked what inspires him he states, “I am
has been commissioned by El Dorado Gold inspired by God, I am a Christian.” Warren He was born and raised in Lake Tahoe and
Week 2016 to design the artwork for the medals believes in giving each piece of art his all, moved to Southern California for some years.
to be presented at the September 2016 World treating each work as a special piece. He enjoys As El Dorado County held special memories, he
Gold Panning Championships here in Placerville. creating art for specific people, as he can see returned in the 1980’s. “I have gotten involved
Terry LeMoncheck of El Dorado Arts Council the evolution of the art through his thought of with doing as much as I could for the county and
introduced Mr. Dayton to the El Dorado County the person. He enjoys playing like a child and city of Placerville,” he states. He has recently
Gold committee, and the rest is history. making artistic discoveries. He states he doesn’t done interesting work for the Marshall Gold
Discovery Park creating a print showing Marshall
Mr. Dayton worked with Kara Adema of El discovering gold. The park is using this as their
Dorado County Gold Week, to create two styles symbol for the new opening of the mill. He has
of artwork. One is a symbolic picture of a gold also done several plaques that will be displayed
panner. The other is more like an engraving to identify park features. He has also designed
with details in the background. When asked how plaques for Coloma Outdoor Discovery School.
the artwork came about, Warren said that the
committee asked him to follow the form of an old He is from a family of well known artists. His
engraving from the 1800’s. He used the familiar Aunt Ramona Douglas lives in El Dorado County
image of a man with a gold pan. He states, “As I and she is a very good artist. Warren states,
drew him he developed a personality so I could “My aunt and I both took after her mother, my
relate to him. I imagine myself in the same pose. grandmother (Veda Fero Dayton), who was also
Sometimes I have taken pictures of myself in an artist and teacher.”
a certain pose which has helped to create the
artwork.” You can find more about Warren Dayton by
searching Wikipedia or viewing his artwork on
Warren Dayton is well known. He has been www.artifactink.com. We look forward to seeing
creating since he was 10 and found that art Warren’s artwork during Gold Week!

Courtesy of Kat Mendenhall

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Divide Gold Rush Days

www.TheWindfall.net L-R: WGPA President, Arturo Ramella Bagneri and
El Dorado County District III Supervisor, Brian Veerkamp

WGPA President’s Message

Dear goldpanners, organizers, volunteers and citizens of El Dorado
County, who welcome our World Gold Panning Association
members, family and friends to your wonderful and glittering corner
of the World! A real treasure for gold panning enthusiasts like us!
I am personally excited to be here, at the place where the California
Gold Rush began!

Who knows the real story behind the historic event that took place
back in 1848, and the meaning of the term “forty-niners”? All of us,
I can bet. California, the American River, El Dorado and Marshall are
names we are all familiar with. However, we will get to know them as
truth and reality, simply by visiting historic El Dorado County during
El Dorado Gold Week 2016!

This year has been amazing for the World Gold Panning Association
and our main events: in July we were in Switzerland to attend the
10th European Gold Panning Championships in the city of Burgdorf.
This is where Johann Augustus Sutter was living and working before
he moved to California!

Now we have this opportunity to stand on the very ground that
Johann’s mill foreman, James W. Marshall, discovered the first gold
nugget that started the world renown Gold Rush of 1849, and attend
the 40th World Gold Panning Championships. What an amazing
connection!

Many of us were here in 1998, too. I am pleased to say that after so
long, the U.S. delegation has once again won the right to host the
year’s main event for us goldpanners.

Goldpanners from all over the World, are you happy to participate in
this 2016 Gold Rush? I trust that you are! As is tradition, the WGPA
President wishes all the best to the participants and organizers. As
a goldpanner myself, I would also like to wish all of you a golden
week, a special time and a gold pan full of moments to remember for
another 168 years!

Sincerely,

Arturo Ramella Bagneri, President

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So much to see and do during El Dorado Gold Week 2016!

Theater Melodrama: Tours of Gold Bug Mine and designated as a Historic Point of
‘The Lone Star of Texas’ OR ‘A and Priest Mines – Interest by the State of California. Check out
Harlot with a Heart of Gold’ 2635 Gold Bug Lane, Placerville www.goldbugpark.org for more information.
Cost $11 per person.
Old Coloma Theatre, 380 Monument Road, At the city’s Gold Bug Park you’ll don a hard
Coloma, California hat and walk deep into history as you explore Community Observatory –
Cheer the Hero…Boo the Villian…and get ready the Gold Bug Mine’s remarkable underground 6699 Campus Drive, Placerville
for another great show at the Olde Coloma geology and thick veins of gold bearing quartz.
Theatre! If you haven’t ever experienced a show The rarely seen Priest Mine is the second The Cameron Park Rotary Club Community
at the Olde Coloma Theatre, you’re in for a part of your adventure. This unique hard rock Observatory invites the public to let trained
treat! It is old time melodrama at its best, in a mine was hand dug at the peak of the Gold docents show the many celestial wonders of
charming and historic theatre, hosted by about Rush by Cornish and Chilean miners. The the universe through two 14 inch telescopes
the kindest people in town! Not only do you feel mines walls and ceiling still show the scars of for FREE! The observatory is open to the
like you stepped back in time for a few hours, their picks and stand as timeless testaments public on weekend evenings (weather
but you leave feeling like family! Doors open to the exhausting, backbreaking work the permitting) at Folsom Lake College,
30 minutes before show starts. ‘49ers endured in their quest for gold. Gold El Dorado Center, continue through the back
Bug Park’s 61-acre tree-lined valley has been a parking lots to the left of the observatory gate.
Visions of the Gold Rush – center of mining activity since the 1849 Gold www.communityobservatory.com. For more
Art on the Divide Gallery, Rush. Over the years its countless hard rock information and 5:00 pm closure updates,
6295 Main Street Georgetown mines and claims have surrendered millions call 530-642-5621 ext 9.
of dollars in gold. The park’s museum displays
Invitational Art Show, “Visions of the Gold a variety of historic tools and artifacts found Patchwork Sierra Quilts
Rush,” depicting the life and times during the in and around the park. These items chart Crafted to Commemorate
gold rush era in celebration of the World Gold the progress of mining techniques over the the Beauty of El Dorado County
Panning Championships. Cast your vote for last 150 years. After the mine tours you’ll can Fausel House Gallery
the “People’s Choice Award,” to be awarded at visit the Joshua Hendy Stamp Mill to see how 772 Pacific Street Placerville
the end of the show on September 25th. You the gold was extracted from the quartz. This
are invited to join us for an artist’s reception on massive mining sentinel still stands in its Quilts Crafted to Commemorate the
September 10th from 2pm to 5pm during the original location more than 120 years later. The Beauty of El Dorado County that features
Divide Gold Rush Days. Come by and meet the park’s working Blacksmith Shop provides an traditional and modern work reflecting the
artists, enjoy music and refreshments. accurate depiction and demonstration of the gold panning history of our region. Presented
importance of this ancient trade to the mining by El Dorado Arts Council and brought to
Coloma Gold Rush LIVE! - industry. Gold Bug Park’s entertaining and you by the Gold Bug Quilters Patchwork
Marshall Gold Discovery State knowledgeable tour guides and docents will Sierra will be part of the Gold Week activities
Historic Park, 310 Back St, Coloma provide an exciting and educational experience celebrating the 2016 World Gold Panning
that can never be learned from a history book! Championships. The Fausel House Gallery
Step back in time to the years 1848 - 1849. The park’s gift shop provides several fun and is open Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5
Experience what life was like in Coloma, where unique items that will help you to remember pm, and every 3rd Saturday of the Month
the California Gold Rush Began! Visit Sutter’s your visit to Old (September 17), 3 pm – 8 pm. 530-295-3496.
Mill, Meet the Mormon Battalion, Meet James Hangtown. The Free.
Marshall, Partake of the Saloon, Take a Carriage park is listed
Ride, Enjoy Period Music, Pan for Gold, Visit on the National
the Blacksmith, Interact with Historical Register of
Reenactors. Visit Historic Tent Town, Historic Places
Enjoy a BBQ Lunch. For more information
call 530-622-3470.

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Wakamatsu Discovery Tour – hour. Docents will be available to interpret Rafting and Wine Tasting
941 Cold Springs Road, Placerville and answer questions. The terrain is relatively Adventure – Lotus
flat, road graded, and unpaved. Amenities are
Wakamatsu Community Farm is an historic, limited. Seasonal produce may be available for We meet you at our base-camp in Lotus and
natural, and agricultural resource owned by purchase. $5 for adults 13 and above; $2 for kids then transport you up to the top half of the
the American River Conservancy. The farm 12 and younger. South fork of the American River- a class III
integrates cultural and historical interpretation, intermediate run appropriate for both first time
sustainable agricultural practices, natural Gold Rush and Mining History and experienced paddlers. We’ll spend the
resource stewardship, and educational and Research Days – morning on the river, then take- out in Coloma
recreational opportunities. Use of this precious El Dorado County Museum, and transport you to Crystal Basin Bistro
land extends beyond recorded history back to Fairgrounds where we’ll partake in wine tasting and enjoy a
its earliest known native inhabitants, continues delicious lunch. After that we’ll visit 2 to 4 more
through decades of the California gold rush, Interested in learning about gold mining in wineries before heading back to your starting
spans over 100 years of prosperous family El Dorado County? As a special for Gold Week, point . Must be 21 years of age to participate
farming, and continues today as an agricultural the County Museum will have thousands of in this trip. Non-swimmers are acceptable.
community resource. The most unique and digitized mining photographs, the largest minimum # of guests on tour 24 $159 midweek
compelling aspect of the farm is its history California dredge photo collection, information and $179 weekends call us at (800) 556-6060
for Japanese Americans. It is the site of the about individual mines, historical maps, mining or email: info@raftcalifornia.com.
first Japanese settlement in America and the exhibits and artifacts, and tours of the County
gravesite of the first Japanese woman who Museum on Thursday, Friday and Saturday “The secret
died and was buried in America in 1871. Your of Gold Week. A $2.00 donation is requested. of getting ahead
self-guided walking tour of the Wakamatsu Open to the public, this is a great opportunity is getting started.”
Community Farm may include Okei-san’s to learn about the details of mining in
1871 gravesite, Charles Graner’s original 1854 El Dorado County. ~ Mark Twain
farmhouse, the turn-of-the-century Veerkamp
barn, and a peek inside the windows of a small See daily schedule on
historic dairy still working today. The hike to
all these features is over one mile and mainly pages 10-14 for event times.
outdoors. Recommended length is at least one

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It cost a fortune - just to make a fortune in 1849!

Many arrived in California during 1849 PRICE LIST
the gold rush, hoping to strike it rich,
but they quickly learned it was hard BEEF .............................. 50¢ a pound BOOTS .................... $40.00 a pair
work to find gold. MUTTON .................... $1.00 a pound SOCKS ..................... $10.00 a pair
VEAL ...............................75¢ a pound
Most miners only found $10 to $15 PORK .......................... $1.00 a pound HATS ........................ $10.00 each
worth of gold dust a day. Merchants CHICKEN.................. $16.00 each UNDERWEAR ....... $15.00 a pair
quickly realized they could get rich MACKEREL................. $1.00 a pound HORSES ................ $150.00 each
by selling supplies at high prices COFFEE ........................ 55¢ a pound MULES .................. $100.00 each
to miners. TEA .............................$5.00 a pound SADDLES ...............$50.00 each
FLOUR ...........................75¢ a pound RIFLE ....................... $75.00 each
Sam Brannan, a merchant who built SUGAR .......................... 65¢ a pound PISTOL ...................$50.00 each
a store next to Sutter’s Fort, made POTATOES ................. $1.00 a pound KNIFE ....................... $10.00 each
more than $2,000 a day selling goods
to the miners. Supplies were scarce in ONIONS ..................... $1.00 a pound AMMUNITION ...... $10.00 a box
California, and the demand for them
was so great that merchants EGGS ............................ 85¢ each DYNAMITE .......... $100.00 a box
like Brannan raised prices as MOLASSES .............. $4.00 a gallon
high as they wanted. FRUIT ............................ 50¢ each HAIRCUT .................... $1.50
HARD BREAD ...... $25.75 each
The gold pans that miners needed SHOVELS ...............$25.00 each SHAVE ......................... $1.00
cost .20 cents before 1849, but soon PANS ........................ $10.00 each
were sold for $10 each. Check out this PICKS ......................$25.00 each BATH ..........................$2.00
price list from Sam Brennan’s store SHIRTS .................... $40.00 each
in 1849! LAUNDRY .................... 50¢ a piece

BILLIARDS ................ $1.00 a game
LODGING
....... $1.00 a night
a blanket on the floor

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• OVER 25 EATERIES
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WORLD GOLD PANNING CHAMPIONSHIP!

2016 EVENTS

Outdoor Movie Nights...................... Fridays, Oct 7th & Nov 4th
Farmers Market ........................................ Sundays, May-October
Live on the Blvd. Concert. ............................. Thursday, Sept 8th
Marshall 5K Health Expo. ............................. Saturday, Sept 10th
Bistro 33 Dance Party.................................... Saturday, Sept 17th
Halloween Spooktacular..................................Monday, Oct 31st
Photos with Santa............. Thursday-Sunday, Nov 25th-Dec 24th
Christmas Tree Lighting...................................Saturday, Dec 3rd
EDHFD Santa Run Finale................................Saturday, Dec 17th

VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR FULL DIRECTORY,
EVENT DETAILS & MONTHLY BUSINESS PROMOTIONS

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Anyone can hold a gold pan,
it’s what you do with it that counts!

John Sutter was a self-proclaimed Captain El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Philips, Jenny Wimmer, as well as Wyatt Earp,
of the Swiss Guard, and James Marshall was an Placerville, California will open their gates Belle Starr and Lola Montez in a recreated
American Carpenter and Saw Mill Operator. on Sunday with a MORE Car Show & Chili atmosphere of Old West Life.
Neither of them knew what twist of fate would Cook off. Monday and Tuesday – closed to the
occur on January 24, 1848 when “easy pickins” general public – EDCOE will host Mini-Miners A live Gypsy Encampment, Civil War
gold was discovered at the small California days, a two day field trip for 4th graders Encampment, and Placertown (our version
town of Coloma. focusing on California history. of a frontier town), will be the backdrop for
educational conversations, and professionally
Sadly, neither of them profited from the Tuesday afternoon in downtown Placerville, performed skits and shootouts.
discovery – but California now profits with visitors will get the first chance to see the
a history that attracts visitors from around countries represented in the competition in the Sarpika Gypsy dancers, songs of Old Put,
the world. PARADE OF NATIONS, including the United and playing Faro in the Placertown Saloon are
States. The Wells Fargo Stage Coach will also among events we hope you will also enjoy.
Celebrating the shiny ore annually, the World arrive in the Parade with the Gold as it did in (See page 32-33 for the EDC Fairgrounds map
Gold Panning Association (WGPA) hosts a the days long past. for location of these events and more!)
World Gold Panning Championship in different
countries each year. This year the United States Wednesday begins the competition and Contributed by: Kathy Drew,
was selected, and Placerville, California is the celebrates local wines and brews with tastings Interactive Entertainment, spiritlilly@live.com
site. September is being proclaimed as and a grape stomp. Thursday competition TJ Mecomber-Russi,
“Gold Month” and September 11-18, 2016 continues and we honor our Senior Citizens Black Hat Enterprises, LLC tj@bhe-inc.com
is Gold Week. with events specific to them.
“Wrinkles should
The 77th CFMS Mineral & Gem Show merely indicate where
and Convention joins in with the panning the smiles have been.”
championships at the Fairgrounds Friday
through Sunday. ~ Mark Twain

Friday and Saturday provides headliner
entertainment and Sunday closes with the final
competition to determine who walks away as
the Worlds’ Greatest Gold Panner.

During the 2016 Gold Week - at the
Fairgrounds – Kathy Drew, Interactive
Entertainment will be bringing to life Gold
Rush and Old West Legends representing
characters from 1848-1880.

Guests will have the opportunity to meet
and talk with living history characters such
as General George Crook, Isaac Wheeler

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World Gold Championship
Previous Winners

1998 Mens: 1- Veikko Keranen FIN, 2- Pavel Lhotsky CZE, 3- Sten Bergstrom SWE Team USA traveled to Navelgas Spain
Coloma Ladies: 1- Marlise Ludi CHE, 2- Kaija Niehoff FIN, 3- Helena Režná SVK to represent EDC and compete in the 2015

Veterans: 1- Matti Karkkainen FIN , 2- Frederie Bouton FIN, 3- Anita Patala FIN World Goldpanning Championships

Juniors: 1- Pia Keranen FIN, 2- Christopher Rauschnot USA, 3- Heidi Hongisto FIN

Teams: 1- Italy, 2- Canada, 3- France

Date Location Place Men Ladies Veterans Juniors SVK Teams

2015 Spain 1 Dirk Mehlhorn GER Pirjo Muotkajarvi FIN Antti Seppälä FIN Anja Cronje ZAF Finland
Simona Silvani ITA
Navelgas 2 Veikko Keranen FIN Torill Langseth NOR Veikko Keranen FIN Nosipho Themba ZAF Slovakia
Ulla Kalander-Karlsson SWE
3 Valerio Pizzoglio ITA Maija Keränen FIN Hans Stuetzingher DEU Massimo Polidori ITA Germany
Anita Raisanen FIN
2014 Sweden 1 Mattias Kroon Eriksson SWE Ulla Kalander-Karlsson SWE Seppo Mauno FIN Jane Vermaak ZAF Switzerland
Lois Peens ZAF
Kopparberg 2 Auvo Syrjälä FIN Hilde Deinhofer AUT Stig Söderlund SWE Kacper Soja POL Austria
Ulla Kalander-Karlsson SWE
3 Frank Hartmann GER Nicole Brummer ZAF Pelle Koski FIN Kinga Wyrazik POL Slovakia
Shaeon Kahts ZAF
2013 Italy 1 Max Mehlhorn GER Pia Turunen FIN Vaino Kukkola FIN Pit Mehlorn DEU Germany
Anita Raisanen FIN
Mongrando 2 Valerio Pizzoglio ITA Marlise Ludi CHE Maija Keranen FIN Adela Krejcarova CZE Italy
Pirjo Muotkajarvi FIN
3 Valter Pizzoglio ITA Minna Potokallio FIN Manta Tuomainen FIN Mia Mason ZAF South Africa
ZAF ZAF
2012 South Africa 1 Martti Makilaurila FIN Valentina Deinhofer AUT Antti Seppälä FIN Albie Nyschen ZAF Italy
Thibaud Cecile FRA
Pilgrimïs Rest 2 Coen vermaak ZAF Dieterich Birte DEU Reijo Nivala FIN Bridgette Mashailenem ZAF Sweden
Hannele Pispa FIN
3 Antti Seppälä FIN Anita Patala FIN Seppo Mauno FIN Fikile Mathebula ZAF Finland
Anita Raisanen FIN
2011 Poland 1 Veikko Keranen FIN Ulla Kalander-Karlsson SWE Stig Söderlund SWE Luis Hink NLD Netherlands
Pirjo Muotkajarvi FIN
Zlotoryja 2 Sam Sosef NLD Daniela Muckova SVK Ape Jiarvinen FIN Anita Bodrato ITA Germany
Esther Van Diggelen NLD
3 Karlheinz Schmidlehner AUT Agneta Henriksson SWE Veikko Keranen FIN Carina Dieterich DEU Italy
Anita Raisanen FIN
2010 Czech Republic 1 Antti Seppälä FIN Antti Seppälä FIN Nicolò Polidori ITA Austria

Zlate Hory 2 Veikko Keranen FIN Pentti Hongisto FIN Rast’o Dobrota SVK Sweden

3 Mikko Pihman FIN Peter Ossenkopf DEU Matej Adamec SVK Slovakia

2009 Italy 1 Deinhofer Leopold AUT Armando Pasqualini ITA Thulelo Surprise ZAF Austria

Vermogno 2 Dieterich Tobies GER Manta Tuomainen FIN Nsimba Martin ZAF Switzerland

3 Kapsdorfer Miroslav SVK Mason Joyce USA Kozak Ivan SVK Germany

2008 Spain 1 Sam Sosef NLD Conti Luigi ITA Deinhofer Valentina AUT Austria

Navelgas 2 Vittorio Mauri ITA Emilio Costa ITA Vieira Jonatan ZAF Slovakia

3 Arturo Ramella ITA Hans Stuetzingher DEU Jenifer Collins GBR Finland

2007 Canada 1 Veikko Keranen FIN Antti Seppälä FIN Jon Rossi FIN Great Britain

Dawson City 2 Antti Seppälä FIN Johan Gronlund FIN Salvador Dominguez ESP Slovakia

3 Auvo Syrjala FIN Stig Soderlund SWE Surprise Thulelo ZAF Netherlands

2006 Finland 1 Veikko Keranen FIN Erkki Puhakka FIN Tari Rossi FIN Finland

Tankavaara 2 Teijo Loikkanen FIN Lea Rekilä SWE Surprise Thulelo ZAF Italy

3 Ken Karlsson SWE Peter Grubenmann CHE Pawel Zurawski POL Slovakia

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Bringing historical legends to life from the Gold Rush and www.ElDorado2016.com
Old West History, (era 1848-1880) we combine this with our
passion for education and entertainment and create an
EDU-TAINMENT atmosphere of theatrical improvisation.
Interactive Entertainment also provides actors for unique
events from weddings to rodeos, writes & performs murder
mysteries, chairing fundraising events, and adds a special flair
to corporate parties.

Kathy Drew
(916) 216-8232
spiritlilly@live.com

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European Gold Championships 2015 - Bergdorf, Switzerland

Surrounded by a stream to beat. As it turned out,

on the east and a swift wide he was impossible. The

river of a glacial blue color pleasant surprise (not to

on the west and vertical those who’ve seen him

sandstone cliffs as an pan however) came from

amphitheater like backdrop, his son, Pit Melhorn, who

the setting for the European finished second making

Championships this July it a father son victory.

13th to 17th were exactly as Another young son of a

you’d expect being held in well respected panner,

a small Swiss town. Oh, and Robin Hartmann, took

of course a nearly thousand third place and ushered in

year old castle dramatically the obvious future of the

loomed over the competition European Gold Championships/Men’s proficient winners sport. The three of them
grounds. Most European (L-R) Pit Melhorn, Dirk Melhorn and Robin Hartmann also declared Germany the
countries were well current superpower of the

represented and the United sport. For those wanting to

States was even able to field a team in the National event with know what time they’ll have to shoot for, Dirk finished with a time of

“First Lady of gold panning”, Joyce Mason, leading the way. 1:18.66 seconds while recovering all nine pieces of gold.

The small town of Burgdorf in the Emmental region is usually For those competing in the Classic Pan category the key was to
quiet and most associated by name with cheese. For the week of find all your pieces. All three who did so finished on the podium
the Panning Championships it became a lively hot spot with some while using the same pan to be used in Placerville for the World
visitors I talked with having visited from several hours away to Championships. Confirming what most already know (women are
discover what a panning competition is like and learn more about the best panners), Anette Rosén of Sweden took top honors with
their countries significant gold resources. For those who would stay a time of just over six minutes.
out well past their usual Swiss bedtimes, live entertainment could be
heard through the valley and yes all the way to the castle walls. Despite being from far away countries a close knit community
of prospectors make up these Gold Panning Championships. Most
The competition tried a new elimination system this year by I talked with are excited for their trip to Placerville and are looking
requiring two rounds for each heat to determine who should move on to bring back bragging rights as “Worlds Best Panner”.
to the next stage. Despite requiring more time in the panning pools,
some competitors were able to sneak away for some prospecting Contributed by Michael Greyshock
along the river running a hundred yards behind the arena. The gold
was small but of good numbers as each pan would often yield double “It is better to keep your mouth closed
digit specks from many areas along the gravelly bench material. and let people think you are a fool
Some local prospectors showed up to display and sell their gold from
the region. Some of the larger nuggets weighed several grams and than to open it and remove all doubt.”
feature a brilliant color thanks to a high purity.
~ Mark Twain
Early results from the first qualifying rounds showed that
reigning Men’s World Champion Dirk Melhorn would be tough

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'LVFRYHUWKH*ROG5XVKMarshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park
Hwy 49 Coloma, CA Between Placerville & Auburn

We are proud ~ EVENTS ~
to be a 2016
World Gold Coloma Gold Rush Live - Sept. 15-18, 2016

Panning 7+,6(9(17,6+$33(1,1*12:
Championship
Historic Holiday Houses - Dec. 10-11, 2016
Sponsor! Gold Discovery Day - Jan. 21, 2017

Visit Sutter’s Mill where gold was discovered in 1848

PARK FEATURES
Gold Panning Town Tours Jr. Ranger Nature Walk

Living History Blacksmith Mercantile Museum
Picnicing School Groups Welcome!

For More Information
530-622-3470

www.parks.ca.gov/marshallgold
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El Dorado County Gold Week Fairgrounds Event Schedule

 Sunday, September 11

9:00am – 5:00pm World Gold Panning Championships Registration Floriculture Building
10:00am – 5:00pm M.O.R.E. Car Show and Chili Cook off EDC Fairgrounds

 Monday, September 12 Floriculture Building
EDC Fairgrounds
9:00am – 5:00pm World Gold Panning Championships Registration
9:30am – 2:00pm EDCOE 4th grade Mini Miners Day 1 (closed to public) Floriculture Building
EDC Fairgrounds
 Tuesday, September 13 Downtown Placerville
Downtown Placerville
9:00am – 2:00pm World Gold Panning Championships Registration
9:30am – 2:00pm EDCOE 4th grade Mini Miners Day 2 (closed to public) EDC Fairgrounds
5:30pm – 7:00pm Parade of Nations (competitors arrive at 4:30) Gold Panning Arena
7:00pm – 10:00pm Hangtown Street Dance Forni Frontier Town
Main Lawn
 Wednesday, September 14
Wells Fargo Stage
9:00am – 7:00pm Historic Encampments Wells Fargo Stage
9:00am – 12:00pm Preliminary Panning Heats Main Lawn
10:00am – 11:00am Kodak Opportunities with Historical Legends Gold Panning Arena
11:00am – 11:30am Old West Shootout & Skit Wells Fargo Stage
12:20pm – 1:40pm Lunch Break - Panning Competition Wells Fargo Stage
1:00pm – 1:30pm Sarpika Gypsy Dancing Troop Marble Valley Stage
1:30pm – 2:00pm Snake Oil Show Marble Valley Stage
2:00pm – 2:30pm Old West Shootout & Skit
2:00pm – 7:00pm Preliminary Panning Heats Continue EDC Fairgrounds
3:00pm – 4:00pm Music - Gold Rush Chorus Gold Panning Arena
4:30pm – 7:00pm Grape Stomp Competition Behind Corker Building
8:00pm – 9:00pm Music - The Fabulous Liars Behind Corker Building
9:15pm – 10:15pm Music - 120 West Wells Fargo Stage
Forni Frontier Town
 Thursday, September 15 Apple Mural Stage
Wells Fargo Stage
All day Golden Agers Day
9:00am – 7:00pm Historic Encampments Apple Mural Stage
9:00am – 12:00pm Preliminary Panning Heats Apple Mural Stage
10:00am – 3:00pm Cool off at Marshall Medical Center Misting Tent Main Lawn
10:00am – 3:00pm Free Health Screenings by Marshall Medical Center
10:00am – 10:30am Sarpika Gypsy Dancing Troop Wells Fargo Stage
10:40am – 11:40am Kodak Opportunities Fairgrounds Green Gate
11:00am – 12:00pm Music - Alan Candee Portraying OLD PUT Main Lawn
12:00pm – 1:00pm Music - Down Home Country Friends Marble Valley Stage
12:20pm – 1:40pm Lunch Break - Panning Competition Wells Fargo Stage
12:30pm – 1:00pm Snake Oil Show Marble Valley Stage
1:30pm – 2:30pm Music - Fern
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2:00pm – 7:00pm Preliminary Panning Heats continue
3:00pm – 4:00pm Square Dancing
5:30pm – 11:00pm WGA Board Meeting (bus departs at 6:00pm)
6:00pm – 6:30pm Old West Shootout & Skit
6:30pm – 7:30pm Music - Bison Blue Grass Band
7:00pm – 7:30pm Sarpika Gypsy Dancing Troop
8:00pm – 9:15pm Music - Cheryl Kent and the Hickory Wind Band

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El Dorado County Gold Week Fairgrounds Event Schedule

 Friday, September 16

9:00am – 6:00pm Historic Encampments EDC Fairgrounds
9:00am – 12:00pm Panning Preliminary Heats continue Gold Panning Arena
10:00am – 11:00am Kodak Opportunities Forni Frontier Town
10:00am – 5:00pm 77th CFMS Mineral & Gem Show and Convention Forni Building
10:00am – 5:00pm Mineral & Gem Exhibits (free entry) Corker Building
10:40am – 11:10am Sarpika Gypsy Dancing Troop Wells Fargo Stage
11:00am – 11:30am Old West Shootout & Skit Main Lawn
12:20pm – 1:40pm Lunch Break - Panning Competition
1:00pm – 1:30pm Snake Oil Show Wells Fargo Stage
2:00pm – 2:30pm Old West Shootout & Skit Main Lawn
2:00pm – 7:00pm Preliminary Panning Heats continue Gold Panning Arena
2:30pm – 3:30pm Music - Bob Raleigh Wells Fargo Stage
5:00pm – 5:30pm Old West Shootout & Skit Main Lawn
5:00pm – 7:00pm VIP Mixer (Invite only) Marshall Hall
6:00pm – 11:00pm Music - Rockin’ Gold Evening (ticketed event) Marble Valley Stage

 Saturday, September 17

9:00am – 6:00pm Historic Encampments EDC Fairgrounds
9:00am – 12:00pm
9:00am – 12:00pm Gold Panning Quarter & Semi-final rounds Gold Panning Arena
10:00am – 10:30am
10:00am – 5:00pm Fun Gold Panning Events, Pixies, Childrens & Beginners Gold Panning Arena
10:00am – 5:00pm
10:40am – 11:40am Sarpika Gypsy Dancing Troop Wells Fargo Stage
11:00am – 11:30am
12:00pm – 12:30pm 77th CFMS Mineral & Gem Show and Convention Forni Building
12:20pm – 1:40pm
1:00pm – 2:00pm Mineral & Gem Exhibits (free entry) Corker Building
2:00pm – 2:30pm
2:00pm – 7:00pm Kodak Opportunities Forni Frontier Village
3:00pm – 4:00pm
4:00pm – 5:00pm Old West Shootout Main Lawn
5:00pm – 5:30pm
6:00pm – 7:00pm Snake Oil Show Wells Fargo Stage
6:00pm – 6:30pm
6:30pm – 11:00pm Lunch Break - Panning Competition

Music - Gold Rush Kids Ukes Wells Fargo Stage

Old West Shootout & Skit Main Lawn

Quarter & Semi-Finals (Beginners to be held afterwards) Gold Panning Arena

Music - Native Flute Wells Fargo Stage

Okei San - Japanese Dance Wells Fargo Stage

Sarpika Gypsy Dance Troop Wells Fargo Stage

Mini-miners School Challenge Gold Panning Arena

Old West Shootout & Skit Main Lawn

Blues & Jazz Headliner Music ($5 general admission at gate) Marble Valley Stage

 Sunday, September 18

9:00am – 12:00pm Historic Encampments EDC Fairgrounds
9:00am – 12:00pm Gold Panning Finals Gold Panning Arena
10:00am – 10:40am Kodak Opportunities Forni Frontier Town
10:00am – 5:00pm 77th CFMS Mineral & Gem Show and Convention Forni Building
10:00am – 5:00pm Mineral & Gem Exhibits (free entry) Corker Building
12:20pm – 1:40pm Lunch Break - Panning Competition
2:00pm – 6:00pm Gold Panning Finals Continue Gold Panning Arena
6:00pm – 7:00pm Wheelbarrow Races Speedway
7:00pm – 9:30pm Awards and Closing Ceremony with Fireworks Speedway

See pages 10-14 for El Dorado County Gold Week Events

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Explore El Dorado County Wells Fargo Stage Coach Windfall Information Booth
Chuckwagon Kitchen Carnival Food & Merchandise Vendors
Liquid Gold Beer & Wine Gypsy Camp Stage
Clamper’s Margaritas El Dorado County Recreation Display Media
Forni Frontier Town, Placer Town, Weddings, Shuttle Bus Stop
Kodak Opportunities Shootouts, Civil War Encampment

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Gold Panning Official World
Event Information Ranking Categories

Registration Location Preliminary panning heats will be
Wednesday 9/14 through Friday 9/16
for all Gold Panning Events events can be done Quarter-finals, Semi-finals & Final rounds
at the fairgrounds, at the address listed below. will be Saturday 9/17 and Sunday 9/18

Please note that all competitors 1. Adult Men���������������������������������������������������������������� $30
MUST HAVE A BADGE TO COMPETE. Guidelines: Men of any age may participate.

Badges can be picked up here during the hours listed below: 2. Adult Women����������������������������������������������������������� $30
El Dorado County Fairgrounds Guidelines: Women of any age may participate.
FLORICULTURE BUILDING
(located next to the museum) 3. Veterans (60 and over) ��������������������������������������������� $30
100 Placerville Drive Guidelines: Participants must be 60 years and over at the start
Placerville, CA, 95667 USA of the Veteran’s competition and can be of either sex.

Registration Dates And Hours: 4. Classic Pan (Estwing) ������������������������������������������������ $30
Guidelines: All participants must use a 14-inch Estwing steel
Sunday, September 11  9:00am–5:00pm pan supplied by the organizer.
Monday, September 12, 9:00am–5:00pm
Tuesday, September 13, 9:00am–2:00pm 5. 2-person team��������������������������������$40 ($20 per person)
Guidelines: Any combination of ages and sexes is allowed.
Fun Gold Panning Categories
6. 3-person team��������������������������������$60 ($20 per person)
to be held on Saturday, September 17th Guidelines: Any combination of ages and sexes is allowed.

1. Children 6-10�������������������������������������������������������� Free 7. 5-person team��������������������������������$75 ($15 per person)
Children will be panning in the morning. Guidelines: Any combination of ages and sexes is allowed.
Guidelines: Adult assistance is allowed
8. 5-person National team������������������$75 ($15 per person)
2. Pixies (5 and under) ��������������������������������������������� Free Guidelines: Any combination of ages and sexes is allowed. All
Children will be panning in the morning. team members must have passport from the country they are
Guidelines: Adult assistance is allowed representing.

3. Beginners�������������������������������������������������������������� $25 9. Juniors (15 and under)���������������������������������������������� $10
Guidelines: Beginners are men and women of any age, who Guidelines: Participant must be under 16 years at the start of
have never panned in a World Competition before. Beginners the Juniors competition and can be of either sex.
must compete without the assistance of others. Beginners
may also compete in the traditional (steel) pan category. GOLD PAN
Beginners may (if so desired), compete in any other catego- REQUIREMENTS:
ries but must use the same pan as was used in the beginners.
Beginners not preregistered will only be allowed to pan in the A competitor’s gold pan must be of
beginners category. Beginners may not use the Ferrari, Flat or traditional design, have a maximum
Speed Pans. Size rules apply to this competition. diameter of 19.6 inches, a maximum height
of 5.9 inches, and internal grooves not
4. A nything but a gold pan competition exceeding .59 inches. Flat Pans, Speed Pans
2-person team ��������������������������� $40 ($20 per person) and Ferrari Pans are allowed. This applies
Guidelines: 2-person team, any combinations of ages or sexes to all world ranking categories with
allowed. Both competitors must use the same object that
functions as a gold pan. the exception of #4, Classic pan.

5. O h Say Can You See
2-person team �������������������������� $40 ($20 per person)
Guidelines: 2-person team, any combination of ages and sexes
allowed. Panners will be blindfolded and must be guided by
the eyes and voice of their partner. Partners may not touch
the gold pan or vials.

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The United States Gold Panning The Best Part
Association seeks to preserve gold of Living in the Foothills
rush history for the next generation.
is Coming Home...
We have actively
worked with the El Dorado To Gold Country
County Historical Museum,
El Dorado County Office Located in the heart of California’s
of Education and other historic gold mining region, Gold
assisting organizations Country Retirement offers a community
to develop programs and designed to meet one primary objective:
events for participating a comfortable, and enjoyable retirement.
elementary schools. Tastefully designed with only your needs in
mind. Enjoy the good life at Gold Country.
Mini Miners Day
provides an incredible Tieing the knot
opportunity for our between past and
El Dorado County fourth grade students to have a one-day field present, the El
trip experience to learn first hand about California’s Gold Rush Dorado Gazette
history! Because of the extraordinary interest of the schools, this Wagon reminds
program will be offered at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds on groundbreaking
two dates: Monday, September 12th or Tuesday, September guests that the Gold
13th, 2016. Country Health Center
is also a pioneer in the
This event will be hosted by organizations involved in Mother Lode.
preserving and sharing history in ways that make history come
to life. It will be a unique opportunity to visit various learning Congratulations to
stations (in named gold mining towns) that will offer world class all the competitors
activities. Many of these participating groups are normally not and to our local
in a position to offer programs for schools, which makes Mini
Miners Day a one of a kind opportunity! Gold Panning
Association
Some of the organizations assisting will be Sierra Nevada
Mormon Pioneers, Coloma Outdoor Discovery School, Marshall
Gold Discovery Park, El Dorado County Historical Museum and
Kathy Drew, Interactive Entertainment. Volunteers from these
groups have worked tirelessly to create hands-on activities in
order to teach students what life was like during the Gold Rush.
This field trip benefits from the community effort and excitement
that is building around the World Gold Panning Championships.

Learning stations may include historic games, doll making,
roadometer, gold panning, fire making, rope making, tin
punching, storytelling, Gypsy camp, museum tours, lunch time
theater and so much more!

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Benefiting

i Chili Prizes for Chili:
i Classic Cars i Hottest
i Live Music i Most Unique
i Drawings for Prizes i Judge’s Choice
i Hot Dogs i People’s Choice
i Cold Drinks
i T-Shirts Prizes for Car Show:
i Original Art i Best of Show
i 1st, 2nd, 3rd
i People’s Choice

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When everyone comes together, wonderful things can happen. This event is the result
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The Hangtown Fry

Like with many other events that occurred the horn from back east; and the fresh oysters we advertised and served
during the early days of California, there have to bring up each day on ice from the cold the basic recipe from
are different stories relating to the origin waters of San Francisco Bay. Take your choice. the late 1930s into
of Hangtown Fry, the now world- famous I can cook you anything you want, but it will the 1970s when the
mixture of eggs, oysters, and bacon that cost you more than just a pinch of that gold dust restaurant was sold.
originated in Placerville, which was then you have there.”
known as “Hangtown”. Hangtown Fry,
“Scramble me up a whole mess of eggs and although sometimes
Among them have been several tales of oysters, throw in some bacon and serve ‘em up,” amended with onions,
“last meals” before hanging and one of a mistake said the prospector. “I’m starving. I’ve lived on bell peppers and a
made by a tired miner trying to cook dinner nothing much more than canned beans since I got minor assortment of
in the dark. However, the version most widely to California, and at last I can afford a real meal.” various spices, has
accepted and credited with its origin is generally remained the same
as follows: The cook did just that, cooking up a whole basic dish that was born in Gold Rush nearly a
mess of eggs, bacon and oysters for the hungry century and a half ago. It appears on hundreds
In 1849, just a short time after Old Dry prospector. Out of that prospector’s wish, and of menus in restaurants along the Pacific Coast
Diggins had been renamed Hangtown in honor with a little artistry from the long forgotten cook, from Southern California to Canada. It is also
of the recent hanging of three desperadoes from the original Hangtown Fry was created. listed prominently on the menu of the exclusive
the large oak tree on Main Street, a prospector membership-only Breakfast Club at Club 21 in
rushed into the saloon of the El Dorado Hotel Over the years since, Hangtown Fry has downtown New York City and, for a while, was
announcing that right there in town , along the continued to have been served at many of the featured on the first-class menu of at least one
banks of Hangtown Creek, he had struck it “rich” local restaurants in Placerville. One of the more major American airline.
and had every reason to celebrate. famous places was the Blue Bell Cafe, just a few
Untying his leather poke from his doors east of the Cary House, which proudly No dish epitomizes California and its Gold
belt, he tossed it on the bar where it Rush more than Hangtown Fry. It
landed heavily, spilling its shining Placerville “Hangtown” Postcard, 1850 was created at a location central
contents of gold dust and nuggets. to the Gold Rush at the same time
Turning to the bartender he loudly the great state was being born.
demanded, “I want you to cook me And, like the miners who worked
up the finest and most expensive the river banks and hillsides, and
meal in the house. I’m a rich man the population that followed, it is a
and I’m going to celebrate my unique blend of many things, both
good luck.” those produced locally and those
that have arrived from elsewhere.
The Bartender called to the cook
and relayed the prospector’s order. Hangtown Fry fully represents
The cook stopped what he was doing the spirit of the Gold Rush and
and came out of the kitchen. Looking those who helped make California
the prospector in the eye he said, what it is today.
“The most expensive things on the
menu are eggs, bacon and oysters. It is the Official Dish of the
The eggs have to be carefully packed County of El Dorado and of the
to travel the rough road from over the City of Placerville, by proclamation
coast; the bacon comes by ship round of the Board of Supervisors and
the City Council.

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26th Annual Show N’ Shine and Fly- In

In conjunction with the World Gold Panning Championships neighboring enthusiasts of airplanes and vintage cars. This year,
event, Soroptimist of Cameron Park /El Dorado Hills and California we expect approximately 40 vintage aircraft, CHP aircraft and 300+
Highway Patrol Cops and Rodders are proud to join the activities by classic cars along with restored California Highway Patrol cruisers.
hosting the 26th Annual Show N’ Shine and Fly- In, benefiting local
projects and programs, on Sept 17, 2016 at the Cameron Airpark This exciting family event is free admission (parking is $5).
(entrance on Oxford Rd & Fairway Activities will include a performance of the Ponderosa High School
Dr). The airpark, where houses
line the runway, is a unique v Band in the morning and,
enue and the free event is a favorite local band, Hired
family-friendly fun! Guns. In addition, there will
an be food trucks, vendor
This event began a quarter booths, lattes, sweet treats and
century ago with a group of the a Kid Zone for the kids with a
Airpark residents in order to bounce house, face painting
display their airplanes along with and a demonstration booth
the automobiles. After a time, by a local bee keeper. The
day concludes with awards

Classic cars and Cars & Airplanes Galore!
airplanes show off their Coast Guard C-130 Plane
unique qualities, and
many other activities, Vintage Fire, Police &
CHP Vehicles
music and good food
make this event fun! World Famous Acrobatic
Pilot Julie Clark
the presentation of the event
was assumed by the Optimist Wells Fargo Stagecoach
Club, who gifted the opportunity
to Soroptimist of Cameron for the prize-winning cars and
Park. Soroptimist is delighted airplanes at 2:30 pm.
to welcome the enthusiasm and
expertise of Cops and Rodders. For more information and
registration forms go to www.
Vehicle owners from all over, including the Bay Area display their cpshownshineflyin.com or call
classic cars along the airstrip, ready to be judged in a multitude of Peggy Sue at 916-933-8205
categories, including Best of Show for both cars and planes. Last
year’s event attracted over 3,500 members of the community and Bring a can of food to donate to the
El Dorado Food Bank at their Trailer!!

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