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Frederick Coleman was a rancher who resided with an Indian family in a little valley north of the Cuyamaca Mountains. Coleman had fled the American South for the gold fields of northern California, and then made his way down into the mountainous region of San Diego County. While riding his horse along a creek, Coleman sighted gold, sparking a mini gold rush to the area.