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Gold River in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Coloma Road

 
 
The Coloma Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 14, 2005
1. The Coloma Road Marker
Inscription. Alder Springs, South of this point, marks the Old Coloma Road, running between Sutter’s Fort and Culluh-mah (Coloma). Established in 1847, this road was used by James W. Marshall in January 1848 to bring the first gold from Sutter’s Mill to the Fort. Later, travelled by thousands to and from the diggings, it became the route of California’s first stageline, established in 1849 by James F. Birch
 
Erected 1960 by The California State Parks Commission in cooperation with The Sacramento County Historical Society and The Grand Parlors, Native Sons and Native Daughters of the Golden West. August 14, 1960. (Marker Number 746.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 38° 38.061′ N, 121° 13.019′ W. Marker is in Gold River, California, in Sacramento County. Touch for map. Marker is located on the west side of the parking lot at the Nimbus Flat Boat Launching facility at Lake Natoma. Gold River,Ca. Marker is in this post office area: Rancho Cordova CA 95670, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Heroes in the Sky (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line);
The Coloma Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 14, 2005
2. The Coloma Road Marker
The Treasured American River (approx. half a mile away); We Will Not Forget... (approx. 1.1 miles away); In Memory of All American Veterans (approx. 1.1 miles away); Path of Honor (approx. 1.1 miles away); Natomas Consolidated of California (approx. 2.3 miles away); Jim’s Bridge (approx. 3 miles away); Rancho Rio de los Americanos (approx. 3.1 miles away).
 
Regarding The Coloma Road. This site has been designated as a California Registered Historical Landmark (No.746)
 
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 . . .  The Summit: The Coloma Road. (Submitted on September 28, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
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The Coloma Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, February 5, 2010
3. The Coloma Road Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,473 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 28, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   3. submitted on February 20, 2010, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.
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