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Five Mile Station
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member heringermr
N 38° 33.694 W 121° 25.333
10S E 637465 N 4269305
Quick Description: California Historical Landmark #697
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 8/22/2008 6:25:06 AM
Waymark Code: WM4GHD
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 47

Long Description:
Departing at 2:45 a.m. from the Alta Telegraph Co. in Sacramento, rider Sam (Bill) Hamilton carried the first mail of the Central Overland Pony Express eastward on April 4, 1860. Quickly changing ponies at the Five Mile House, he sped on to the next stop at Fifteen Mile Station.
Marker Number: 697.00

Marker Name: FIVE MILE HOUSE-OVERLAND PONY EXPRESS ROUTE IN CALIFORNIA

County: Sacramento

Has Official CA Plaque: yes

Marker Dedication Date: 04/02/1960

Location:
On campus of California State University, 6000 "J" St., left on State University Drive East to Guy West Bridge over-crossing and plaza. Plaque located in plaza, Sacramento


Website: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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