Posted by: heringermr
N 38° 45.009 W 120° 36.673
10S E 707588 N 4291760
Quick Description: California Registered Historical Landmark #704
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 5/9/2007 9:52:14 PM
Waymark Code: WM1H7P
This was the site of Sportsman's Hall, also known as Twelve-Mile House. The hotel operated in the late 1850's and 1860's by John and James Blair. A stopping point for stages and teams of the comstock, it became a relay station of the Central Overland Pony Express. Here at 7:40 a.m. April 4, 1860, pony rider William (Sam) Hamilton, riding in from Placerville, handed the express mail to Warren Upson, who, two minutes later, sped on this way eastward.
Marker Number: 704.00
Marker Name: SPORTSMAN'S HALL OVERLAND PONY EXPRESS ROUTE IN CALIFORNIA
County: El Dorado
Has Official CA Plaque: yes
Marker Dedication Date: 04/03/1960
5622 Old Pony Express Trail, Cedar Grove
Website: Not listed
Feel free to post a picture of you at the landmark site, but a photo is not required to log a visit.