Datum Sutter is a Californian town on Datum Earth, where a gold rush took place in the 1800s. It was the location of Sutter's Mill, and later it's reconstruction.

On January 24, 1848, James Marshall noticed odd rock formations in the stream. Within a day Marshall was washing gold flakes out of the water, causing the California Gold Rush to begin.[1]

The Long Earth

Very soon after Step Day, Jim Russo made a plan and travelled here, to the Sutter's Mill reconstruction. He brought maps and photos, to locate the exact spot where Marshall had made his discovery.

He stepped into Sutter West 1 before going on to West 5. His plan was to find and excavate the Sutter gold in a Low Earth - however he didn't realise other people had had the same idea.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Long Earth - Chapter 6

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