Thursday, August 31, 2006

California Historical Landmark #746

The Coloma Road-Nimbus Dam
California State Historical Landmark #746

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This landmark is located in the Nimbus Flat Boat Launching Facility, Lake Natoma, Folsom Lake State Recreation Area, California. There are 57 other California State Historical Landmarks in Sacramento County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 38° N 38° 38.057 W 121° 13.019.

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Alder Springs, south of this point, marks the old Coloma Road, running between Sutter's Fort and Cul-luh-mah (Coloma). Established in 1847, this road was used by James W. Marshall in January 1848 to bring the first gold from Sutter's Mill to the fort. Later, traveled by thousands to and from the diggings, it became the route of California's first stageline, established in 1849 by James E. Birch.

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