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Sacramento in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Coloma Road

 
 
The Coloma Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 15, 2006
1. The Coloma Road Marker
Inscription. Sutter’s Fort, established by Capt. John A. Sutter in August 1839, marked the Western end of the Coloma Road. Opened in 1847, this road ran from the Fort to Sutter’s sawmill at Coloma. Used by James W. Marshall in January 1848 to bring the news of the gold discovery to Sutter. It was traversed later by thousands of miners going to and from the diggings in 1849. The Coloma Road became the route of California’s first stage line, established by James E. Birch.
 
Erected 1960 by The California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Sacramento County Historic Society and the Grand Parlors, Native Sons and Native Daughters of the Golden West. August 14, 1960. (Marker Number 745.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 38° 34.311′ N, 121° 28.224′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is at the intersection of L Street and 28th Street, on the right when traveling west on L Street. Click for map. Marker is located at Sutter's Mill State Historic Park. Marker is in this post office area: Sacramento CA 95816, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General John A. Sutter
The Coloma Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 15, 2006
2. The Coloma Road Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Sutter's Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); California State Indian Museum (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); New Helvetia Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); General Albert M. Winn (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Dunn Mansion (approx. half a mile away); The First Hundred Years are the Hardest (approx. half a mile away); First United Methodist Church (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Sacramento.
 
More about this marker. This site has been designated as a California Registered Historical Landmark (No.745)
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Other Coloma Road markers in El Dorado and Sacramento Counties.
 
Also see . . .  The Summit: The Coloma Road. (Submitted on September 28, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Additional keywords. Gold Rush
Sutter's Fort State Historic Park image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 15, 2006
3. Sutter's Fort State Historic Park

 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,349 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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