Five Mile Station
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member heringermr
N 38° 33.694 W 121° 25.333
10S E 637466 N 4269304
Quick Description: California Registered Historical Landmark #697
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 3/14/2007 7:39:32 PM
Waymark Code: WM1AEG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 55

Long Description:
Five Mile Station - 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.

This landmark is located on the campus of California State University, 6000 "J" St., Sacramento, California. Go left on State University Drive East to Guy West Bridge over-crossing and plaza. The plaque located in plaza.
Visit Instructions:
1) Locate and photograph a monument or memorial to the Pony Express, be it a stone or a mural or a roadside sign.

2) The standard rules apply: a photo of the goal and one of your GPS unit - no vacation photos or web downloads will be accepted.

3) Include the coordinates of the location and the name of the city or town in your log.

4) Feel free to include as much history as you'd like. Educate us!
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