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

The Coloma Road

 
 
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By Syd Whittle, September 8, 2008
1. The Coloma Road Marker
Inscription. Past this point on the Old Coloma Road, running between Sutter’s Fort and his sawmill on the American River, James W. Marshall rode with the first gold discovered at Coloma on Jan. 24, 1848. Traveled by thousands to and from the diggings, this road became the route of California’s earliest stage line, established in 1849 by James E. Birch.
 
Erected 1960 by California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Golden Key of Greenwood, Eldorado County Chamber of Commerce,and the Grand Parlors, Native Sons and Native Daughters of the Golden West. (Marker Number 747.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 38° 42.67′ N, 120° 57.12′ W. Marker is in Rescue, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is at the intersection of Green Valley Road and Deer Valley Road, on the right when traveling east on Green Valley Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rescue CA 95672, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Coloma Road (within shouting distance of this marker); James Skinner Winery & Distillery (approx.
The Coloma Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, September 8, 2008
2. The Coloma Road Marker
2˝ miles away); Camp Site of Boston-Newton Party (approx. 3˝ miles away); Pleasant Grove House (approx. 3.8 miles away); Du Roc House (approx. 4.1 miles away); Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm Colony (approx. 5.4 miles away); El Dorado (Mud Springs) (approx. 5.9 miles away); El Dorado (approx. 5.9 miles away).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Other Coloma Road markers in El Dorado and Sacramento Counties.
 
Also see . . .
1. California State Parks - Coloma Road. (Submitted on September 8, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. El Dorado County History. (Submitted on September 8, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 8, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,428 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 8, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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