Coloma in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Monroe Family Homestead
Begun as a cabin, the home was enlarged as the family grew. Andrew and his son Pearley raised fruit and other crops. Their 80 acres of land included the site of Sutter’s sawmill and the gold discovery site.
Erected 1993 by James W. Marshall Chapter #49, E Clampus Vitus.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Agriculture • Settlements & Settlers • Women. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1849.
Location. 38° 48.202′ N, 120° 53.743′ W. Marker is in Coloma, California, in El Dorado County. Marker can be reached from Highway 49. Marker is located Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Capt. William E. Shannon (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Tailrace (approx. 0.2 miles away); “Gold Boys Gold” (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Wilson Marshall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Partners In History (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Coloma Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sutter’s Mill Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); James W. Marshall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coloma.
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