The Coloma Road

The Coloma Road (HM7XE)

Location: Garden Valley, CA 95633 El Dorado County
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N 38° 48.139', W 120° 53.566'

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Here in the Valley of the Cul-lum-mah Indians, James W. Marshall discovered gold on January 24, 1848, in the tailrace of Sutter's sawmill. The Old Coloma Road, opened in 1847 from Sutter's Fort to Coloma, was used by Marshall to carry the news of the discovery to Captain John A. Sutter. During the Goldrush it was used by thousands of miners going to and from the diggings. In 1849 it became the route of California's first stage-line, established by James E. Birch.
HM NumberHM7XE
Series This marker is part of the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series
Marker Number748
Year Placed1960
Placed ByThe California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Golden Key of Greenwood, El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce, and the Grand Parlors of the Native Sons and Native Daughters of the Golden West, August 4, 1960
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Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 9:28pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 682984 N 4296948
Decimal Degrees38.80231667, -120.89276667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 48.139', W 120° 53.566'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 48' 8.34" N, 120° 53' 33.96" W
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Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101 Gold Discovery Loop Trail, Garden Valley CA 95633, US
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