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Sutter hired some of the Morman's who had served in the Morman Brigade in the Mexican War. They were helping build the sawmill when gold was discovered here.
This room is set up as a typical quarters for a workman at the Fort, such as a carpenter or blacksmith. Their sleep mat might be on the floor instead of a bed frame, pretty sparse furnishings.
Johann Sutter kept his quarters close to the arms room. He wanted to be able to act quickly to organize & lead defenses if the Fort were attacked.
There was a school group preparing for an overnight camp at Sutter's Fort while we visited. A couple of the fathers were roasting some meat for dinner.
Mom and I are posing with one of the adults in period garb - a school group was preparing to stay overnight and everyone, kids - parents and teachers had to dress and act appropriatly for the period.
Johann Sutter tried to make his fort a completely self sufficient community. To that end, he had a blacksmith shop as well as several other enterprises.
This is a farm wagon, which was also often used by pioneers who crossed the west in search of land. Sutter advertised and encouraged settlers to move west and welcomed and assisted them upon their arrival.
This is the original printing press used to print the Tombstone Epitaph, the local newspaper, for many years. It was built in NYC in 1856 and used for many years in CA gold boom towns. John Clum bought it and shipped it to Tombstone in1880 to found the Epitaph.
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