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Coloma in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

American House Hotel

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American House Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 17, 2009
1. American House Hotel Marker
Inscription. Located on this corner in 1853 was a sturdy, well proportioned 2-story hotel known as the American House. The proprietors, Marchant and Crocker, were proud of their hotel with its healthful location on “Piety Hill” opposite the Court H House. This hotel was family-orientated, orderly and quiet, with no gambling allowed. Surrounding the hotel were extensive grounds with orchards, gardens, and rows of ornamental trees. In the rear was an extensive stable and wagon yard for use of the quests.
 
Erected by Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park.
 
Location. 38° 47.938′ N, 120° 53.349′ W. Marker is in Coloma, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is on Highway 49 (Main Street), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker and site are located within the boundaries of the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park. Marker is in this post office area: Coloma CA 95613, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Coloma Schoolhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Papini House (within shouting distance of this marker); Dukehartís Barbershop and Bathhouse (within shouting distance of this marker);
American House Hotel Site and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 17, 2009
2. American House Hotel Site and Marker
Buildings in background are unrelated to the American House Hotel Site.
County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Bell's Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Kane House (within shouting distance of this marker); Coloma (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Odd Fellows Hall (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Coloma.
 
Also see . . .
1. Discover Coloma. There are four walking tours you can take in Coloma. This easy, half-mile walk goes along Main Street from the Visitor Center to the School House and back. This is the area occupied by the historic town of Coloma. (Submitted on March 18, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park Site Map. Mapping locations of historic sites and buildings in Coloma. (Submitted on March 18, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Additional keywords. Gold Rush
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
American House Hotel Site and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 17, 2009
3. American House Hotel Site and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 833 times since then and 63 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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