#747:  Coloma Road - Rescue

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4222 Green Valley Rd at Deer Valley Road, Rescue

38.711202, -120.952081




State Plaque


Base of plaque is damaged (March 2017). Will be interesting to see if this plaque is changed or moved with whatever is going on with the old property at the same site.

From the plaque:

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 January 24, 1848. Traveled by thousands to and from the diggings, this road became the route of California's earliest stageline, established in 1849 by James E. Birch.

©2009 David Schmitt