Old Coloma Road

Old Coloma Road (HM79F)

Location: Rescue, CA 95672 El Dorado County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 42.689', W 120° 57.119'

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With the discovery of gold on January 24, 1848, Coloma Road became one of the primary routes to the gold fields of El Dorado County. The road started at Sutter's Fort (New Helvitia), then proceeded to Willow Springs (near Folsom), Mormon Island, Green Valley (near Rescue), Rose Springs, turned north at Tennessee Creek, crossed Dry Creek and then Weber Creek, and continued on to Coloma. Soon thereafter, a connection to Uniontown (Lotus) was built and the present-day general road alignment for Green Valley Road and Lotus Roads completed.
HM NumberHM79F
Year Placed2008
Placed ByEl Dorado County Department of Transportation, El Dorado County and Rescue Historical Societies (July 2008)
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 10:17am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 678067 N 4286751
Decimal Degrees38.71148333, -120.95198333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 42.689', W 120° 57.119'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 42' 41.34" N, 120° 57' 7.14" W
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Area Code(s)916, 530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5221 Deer Valley Rd, Rescue CA 95672, US
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