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

Site of 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsIndustry & CommerceLaw Enforcement. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
 
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. Marker is located within the boundaries of the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park at the north end of the Beer Garden Picnic Area. 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. Metropolitan Saloon and Bowling Alley (here, next to this marker); Weller House (a few steps from this marker); Site of Wintermantel’s Miner’s Hotel (within
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By Syd Whittle, March 17, 2009
2. Coloma’s Law Offices Marker
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shouting distance of this marker); Beer Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Winters’ Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Coloma Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Weller’s Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Schulze House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map 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 Mesa, Arizona.) 

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 Mesa, Arizona.) 

3. Find-A-Grave. Thomas Robertson is buried at the Coloma Pioneer Cemetery. (Submitted on April 2, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.) 
 
Additional commentary.
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
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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 Mesa, Arizona.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 2, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,312 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 2, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.

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