National Register of Historic Places in El Dorado County

Coloma Post Office
Coloma Post Office
  Coloma Schoolhouse Coloma Schoolhouse
13 December 2013
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National Register #66000207
Highway 49 in Marshall State Historic Park
Founded 1848

This site marks the location of James Wilson Marshall's discovery of gold on January 24, 1848, the discovery which precipitated the California Gold Rush.

It consists of the mill site, the grave of Marshall, the town of Coloma.

This area, because of its outstanding significance to California and the world at large, has been named a national historic landmark, and is so registered by the National Park Service.

Source: Extracted from the National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form dated 30 February 1970.

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