#0746 Coloma Road - Nimbus Dam


#0746 Coloma Road - Nimbus Dam

Site information:

Nimbus Flat Boat Launching Facility, Lake Natoma, Folsom Lake State Recreation Area


Plaque information:

State plaque is missing

OHP description:

Alder Springs, south of this point, marks the old Coloma Road, running between Sutter's Fort and Cul-luh-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, traveled by thousands to and from the diggings, it became the route of California's first stageline, established in 1849 by James E. Birch.

Registered 7/5/1960