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

Old Coloma Road

 
 
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By Syd Whittle, September 8, 2008
1. Old Coloma Road Marker
Inscription. With the discovery of gold on January 24, 1848, Coloma Road became one of the primary routes to the gold fields of El Dorado County. The road started at Sutter’s Fort (New Helvitia), then proceeded to Willow Springs (near Folsom), Mormon Island, Green Valley (near Rescue), Rose Springs, turned north at Tennessee Creek, crossed Dry Creek and then Weber Creek, and continued on to Coloma. Soon thereafter, a connection to Uniontown (Lotus) was built and the present-day general road alignment for Green Valley Road and Lotus Roads completed.
 
Erected 2008 by El Dorado County Department of Transportation, El Dorado County and Rescue Historical Societies (July 2008).
 
Location. 38° 42.689′ N, 120° 57.119′ 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 left when traveling east on Green Valley Road. Touch for map. Marker is located in the park adjacent to the Rescue Fire Station. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5221 Deer Valley Rd, 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. The Coloma Road (within shouting distance of this marker); James Skinner Winery & Distillery
Old Coloma Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, September 8, 2008
2. Old Coloma Road Marker
(approx. 2.5 miles away); Camp Site of Boston-Newton Party (approx. 3.5 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. 5.3 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. El Dorado County Department of Transportation Plaque Dedication Ceremony, July 25, 2008. Announcement of dedication of this plaque. (Submitted on September 9, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. El Dorado County History. (Submitted on September 9, 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 9, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,396 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 9, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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