Coloma, California

Coloma California
Coloma California

Photo Details

Town: Coloma , California

Year: 2006

Copyright: 4 Original photography - WesternMiningHistory.com

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Photo Description

Sign at site reads:

El Dorado County Jails

Coloma's first jail was made of logs and was located around the corner on High Street. The second jail, built in 1855, quickly proved to be too small, and this stone-block prison was erected. It was used from 1857 until 1862. The metal cell that stands nearby came from the county courthouse in Placerville.