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Coloma’s Gold Discovery Park to open four days a week starting Nov. 1

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Initially set for closure, Coloma’s Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park will now be shut down for three days a week, the state Parks Department announced Tuesday. The park, about 17 miles east of Auburn and site of the first gold discovery in California in 1848, will keep open for the most popular days for school groups. The department didn't specify which days those were in a release. The park is now closed on Mondays only. The parks department also stated that school reservations will be reduced by as much as half. The reduction in days open is part of a statewide service reduction plan to save $14.2 million. While some service reductions started taking place shortly after the state was passed in the summer, changes in park hours are slated to be implemented Nov. 1.