Monday, January 24, 2011

California Historical Landmark #748

Coloma Road-Coloma
California State Historical Landmark #748

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This landmark is located in the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, in the Gold Discovery parking area on State Highway 49, Coloma, California in El Dorado County. There are 29 other California State Historical Landmarks in El Dorado County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 38° 48.142 W 120° 53.571.

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California Historical Landmark #748

Here in the valley of the Cul-luh-mah Indians, James W. Marshall discovered gold on January 24, 1848, in the tailrace of Sutter's sawmill. The old Coloma Road, opened in 1847 from Sutter's Fort to Coloma, was used by Marshall to carry the news of the discovery to Captain John A. Sutter. During the gold rush, it was used by thousands of miners going to and from the diggings. In 1849 it became the route of California's first stage line, established by James E. Birch.

California Historial Landmark #748

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