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

The Coloma Road

 
 
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By Syd Whittle, September 8, 2008
1. The Coloma Road Marker
Inscription.  Past this point on the Old Coloma Road, running between Sutter’s Fort and his sawmill on the American River, James W. Marshall rode with the first gold discovered at Coloma on Jan. 24, 1848. Traveled by thousands to and from the diggings, this road became the route of California’s earliest stage line, established in 1849 by James E. Birch.
 
Erected 1960 by California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Golden Key of Greenwood, Eldorado County Chamber of Commerce,and the Grand Parlors, Native Sons and Native Daughters of the Golden West. (Marker Number 747.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: LandmarksNotable PlacesRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1935.
 
Location. 38° 42.67′ N, 120° 57.12′ W. Marker is in Rescue, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is at the intersection of Green
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By Syd Whittle, September 8, 2008
2. The Coloma Road Marker
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Valley Road and Deer Valley Road, on the right when traveling east on Green Valley Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rescue CA 95672, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Coloma Road (within shouting distance of this marker); James Skinner Winery & Distillery (approx. 2½ miles away); Camp Site of Boston-Newton Party (approx. 3½ miles away); Pleasant Grove House (approx. 3.8 miles away); Du Roc House (approx. 4.1 miles away); Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm Colony (approx. 5.4 miles away); El Dorado (Mud Springs) (approx. 5.9 miles away); El Dorado (approx. 5.9 miles away).
 
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 . . .  El Dorado County History. (Submitted on September 8, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,542 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 8, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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