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

Coloma’s Law Offices

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By Syd Whittle, March 17, 2009
1. Coloma’s Law Offices Marker
Inscription. In the 1850s, the law offices of Thomas Robertson and the firm of Sanderson and Hews were at this site. The town alcalde also had his office here. Borrowed from Mexican government, the position of alcalde combined the roles of mayor, justice of the peace, and as needed, sheriff.
 
Erected by Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park.
 
Location. 38° 48.018′ N, 120° 53.46′ W. Marker is in Coloma, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is on Highway 49 (Main Street), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located within the boundaries of the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park at the north end of the Beer Garden Picnic Area. 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. Metropolitan Saloon and Bowling Alley (here, next to this marker); Weller House (a few steps from this marker); Wintermantel’s Miner’s Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Beer Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Winters’ Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Coloma Post Office
Coloma’s Law Offices Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 17, 2009
2. Coloma’s Law Offices Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Weller’s Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Schulze House (within shouting distance of this marker). 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 April 2, 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 April 2, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

3. Find-A-Grave. Thomas Robertson is buried at the Coloma Pioneer Cemetery. (Submitted on April 2, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Thomas Robertson
Thomas Robertson became the first judge of El Dorado County, and also a member of the state legislature. It is noted that at least 50 people are buried at the Coloma Pioneer Cemetery after being sentenced to hang by Judge Thompson. He was also one of the founders of the El Dorado County Fair.
    — Submitted April 2, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.

 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,178 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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