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Sportman's Hall
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 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
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member WalruZ
Views: 36

Long Description:
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

Location:
5622 Old Pony Express Trail, Cedar Grove


Website: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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