Robert Bell's General Store

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The 1849 brick store building accommodated a large community of gold miners around Sutter’s Mill. Many witnesses have reported hearing the phantom sound of a long-gone bell, which some speculate was once an indicator that a customer had come in.

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348 Main St
Coloma, CA
United States

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38.7994718, -120.8897958
El Dorado County, California
Nearest Towns:
Coloma, CA (0.0 mi.)
Cold Springs, CA (4.1 mi.)
Placerville, CA (6.9 mi.)
Georgetown, CA (7.9 mi.)
Diamond Springs, CA (8.3 mi.)
Auburn Lake Trails, CA (8.6 mi.)
Deer Park, CA (8.9 mi.)
Shingle Springs, CA (9.4 mi.)
Cameron Park, CA (10.4 mi.)
Auburn, CA (12.1 mi.)


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  1. The old bell late at night the sound of chained hand cuffs at the old jail the cemetery and BnB across Hwy 49..But most of all the grave site on Gold Hill rd near Gold Trail school

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