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

Coloma Greys

 
 
Coloma Greys Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, March 17, 2009
1. Coloma Greys Marker
Inscription. This building, perhaps originally a livery stable, was the armory for the Coloma Greys, a local volunteer militia company. After the Greys disbanded in 1862, the building was used as a carriage house by Elias Weller, who lived in the large white house to your left.
 
Erected by Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park.
 
Location. 38° 48.039′ N, 120° 53.486′ W. Marker is in Coloma, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is at the intersection of Highway 49 (Main Street) and Bridge Street, on the left when traveling north on Highway 49 (Main Street). Click for map. Marker is located within the boundaries of the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 314 Highway 49 (Main Street), Coloma CA 95613, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bekeartís Gun Shop (a few steps from this marker); Coloma Post Office (a few steps from this marker); Wellerís Store (a few steps from this marker); Weller House (within shouting distance of this marker); Metropolitan Saloon and Bowling Alley (within shouting distance
The Coloma Greys and Weller Carriage House Building Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, March 17, 2009
2. The Coloma Greys and Weller Carriage House Building
Building in background is the Marshall Gold Discovery SHP Museum and Gift Shop.
of this marker); Colomaís Law Offices (within shouting distance of this marker); Minerís Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Wintermantelís Minerís Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Coloma.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Coloma Greys. (Submitted on March 20, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. El Dorado County History - Coloma. The Coloma Greys, and independent military company of Coloma, Eldorado County, was organized June tenth, and mustered into the State Service June 17, 1857. An election of officers was held on June tenth with the following officers elected to command the unit: A. A. VanGuelder was chosen Captain, J. G. Vanderheyden as First Lieutenant, James A. Hale, Second Lieutenant, and J. Spencer, Third Lieutenant. (Submitted on March 20, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
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Concord Mountain Wagon Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, March 17, 2009
3. Concord Mountain Wagon
(Housed inside the building.)
This vehicle was designed for use on rugged terrain. The narrow track and high clearance allowed itís use in rocky or forested areas where larger vehicles couldnít go. It was used to take supplies to remote mining camps. It was made by the Abbot-Downing Company, the famous stagecoach manufacturer of Concord, New Hampshire, in about 1975.
Studebaker Spring Wagon Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, March 17, 2009
4. Studebaker Spring Wagon
(Housed Inside the Building.)
The Studebaker Company of South Bend, Indiana was founded on capital raised by John Studebaker who built wheel-barrels in Placerville during the gold rush. The company became one of the worldís leading carriage manufacturers during the late 19th century, and an automobile manufacturer in the 29th. This spring wagon, an all-purpose light duty vehicle made for fast comfortable travel, was made in Indiana in the late 1870ís.
The Weller House image, Click for more information
By Syd Whittle
5. The Weller House
The "large white house" mentioned in marker text.
Click for more information.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,115 times since then and 89 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   5. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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