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

Coloma Greys

 
 
Coloma Greys Marker image. 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). Marker is located within the boundaries of the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 314 Highway 49 (Main Street), Coloma CA 95613, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bekeart’s Gun Shop (a few steps from this marker); Coloma Post Office (a few steps from this marker); Weller’s Store (a few steps from this marker); Weller House (within shouting distance of this marker); Metropolitan Saloon and Bowling Alley
The Coloma Greys and Weller Carriage House Building image. 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.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Coloma’s Law Offices (within shouting distance of this marker); Miner’s Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Wintermantel’s Miner’s Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coloma.
 
Also see . . .  The Coloma Greys. (Submitted on March 20, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
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Concord Mountain Wagon image. 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 it’s use in rocky or forested areas where larger vehicles couldn’t 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 image. 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 world’s 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 1870’s.
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.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 20, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,287 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 20, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   5. submitted on March 18, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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