#0747 Coloma Road - Rescue


#0747 Coloma Road - Rescue

Site information:

4222 Green Valley Rd at Deer Valley Road, Rescue

38.711202, -120.952081

Plaque information:

State plaque.  The base of the plaque was damaged when I visited, and the property, which is unrelated to the site, was undergoing some sort of construction.

Plaque text:

The Coloma Road

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 Jan. 24, 1848. Traveled by thousands to and from the diggings, this road became the route of California’s earliest stage line, established in 1849 by James E. Birch.

Plaque placed by California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Golden Key of Greenwood, El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce,and the Grand Parlors, Native Sons and Native Daughters of the Golden West. August 14, 1960.

Registered 7/5/1960