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

Metropolitan Saloon and Bowling Alley

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By Syd Whittle, March 17, 2009
1. Metropolitan Saloon and Bowling Alley Marker
Inscription.  At this site was one of California’s first bowling alleys. It was actually three buildings, with single-lane bowling alleys in each of the side buildings. The establishment, also known as the Metropolitan Saloon and Sporting Hall, featured gambling and related activities. In 1860, the largest building, which fronted on Main Street, housed the exhibits for the El Dorado County Fair.
 
Erected by Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable BuildingsNotable PlacesSettlements & SettlersSports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1860.
 
Location. 38° 48.02′ N, 120° 53.463′ 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, just south of the Weller House. 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. Site of Coloma’s Law Offices (here, next to this marker); Weller House
Metropolitan Saloon and Bowling Alley Marker and Site image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 17, 2009
2. Metropolitan Saloon and Bowling Alley Marker and Site
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(a few steps from this marker); Coloma Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Weller’s Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Wintermantel’s Miner’s Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Beer Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Winters’ Hotel (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. Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park Site Map. Mapping locations of historic sites and buildings in Coloma. (Submitted on April 3, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.) 

2. 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 3, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.) 
 
Additional keywords. Gold Rush
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 3, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,262 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 3, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.

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