Above is an aerial view of the South Fork of the American River, with the Henningsen Park in Lotus on the upper left.
A "Miner 49er" plies his trade.
The replica of the saw mill where James Marshall found gold in the mill race was recently demolished. Another replica was built nearer to the original site. It will soon be open to the public,
Coloma has managed to retain its post office, while many of the small towns in El Dorado County (including Kelsey, where I live) have lost their identity to the larger towns.
My final photo, by my close friend Cindy, shares some of the natural beauty which makes Coloma golden in more ways than one! Happy anniversary Coloma!