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Coloma in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
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Site of Wintermantelís Minerís Hotel

 
 
Wintermantelís Minerís Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, October 7, 2008
1. Wintermantelís Minerís Hotel Marker
Inscription.  A large pentagon-shaped structure was built here in 1849. In 1850 it became the Rogerís Hotel, one of Colomaís first major hotels. Ownership changed hands several times until 1852 when it became known as Wintermantelís Miner's Hotel. A sign on the balcony advertised in three languages:
Minerís Hotel
Deutches Gasthaus
Pensionate Francaise

Wintermantel moved his Minerís Hotel further south on Main Street in 1861. The fate of the original structure here is unknown.
 
Erected by Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1849.
 
Location. Marker has been permanently removed. It was located near 38° 48.006′ N, 120° 53.453′ W. Marker was in Coloma, California, in El Dorado County. Marker could be reached from Main Street (State Highway 49) when traveling south. Marker is located within the boundaries of the Marshall
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Gold Discovery State Historic Park. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Coloma CA 95613, United States of America.

We have been informed that this sign or monument is no longer there and will not be replaced. This page is an archival view of what was.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Beer Garden (here, next to this marker); What Happened To All The Buildings? (here, next to this marker); Metropolitan Saloon and Bowling Alley (a few steps from this marker); Site of Colomaís Law Offices (within shouting distance of this marker); Schulze House (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Wright's Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Adams and Company Express (within shouting distance of this marker); G.J. Hazeltine's Daguerrean Gallery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coloma.
 
More about this marker. The marker has been removed. A similar marker was placed at a different location about a block north, and on the other side of the street.
 
Additional keywords. Gold Rush
 
Wintermantelís Minerís Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, October 7, 2008
2. Wintermantelís Minerís Hotel Marker
Wintermantelís Minerís Hotel Site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, October 7, 2008
3. Wintermantelís Minerís Hotel Site
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 23, 2023. It was originally submitted on January 27, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,430 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 27, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.
 
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Jun. 6, 2023