I am the City Historian for the City of Sonora in California. Gold was discovered here on March 17, 1849, by miners from Sonora, Mexico. We know nothing about these individuals and are hoping there will be someone in Sonora, Mexico with a tie to our community. We are one of the oldest cities in the State of California and are very proud of our history. We would really like to find out more about those who first came here.