The reason that I chose to do the research on the Sutter's Mill was because it was the first and best known area for the California Gold Rush. Many people were brought to the California area with the thought of getting gold. Prospectrs looked for gold and then many other sites opened. Later the sites went into Northern California.
The Sutter Mill is important today because it is a landmark for a very important time in American history. It marks the move of the people to the rest of the United States. The Sutter Mill is a national park today.