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Yank's Station
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member heringermr
N 38° 51.357 W 120° 00.768
10S E 759215 N 4305032
Quick Description: California Registered Historical Landmark #708
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 5/23/2007 10:59:56 AM
Waymark Code: WM1K0A
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member WalruZ
Views: 65

Long Description:
This was the site of the most eastern remount station of the Central Overland Pony Express in California. Established as a trading post on the Placerville-Carson Road in 1851 by Martin Smith, it became a popular hostelry and stage stop operated by Ephraim 'Yank' Clement. Pony rider Warren Upson arrived here on the evening of April 28, 1860 and, changing ponies, galloped on to Friday's in Nevada to deliver his mochila to Bob Haslam for the ride to Genoa. Used as a pony remount station until October 26, 1861, the station was sold to George D. H. Meyers in 1873.
Marker Number: 708.00

Marker Name: YANK'S STATION-OVERLAND PONY EXPRESS ROUTE IN CALIFORNIA

County: El Dorado

Has Official CA Plaque: yes

Marker Dedication Date: 04/03/1960

Location:
Yank's Station shopping center, SW corner State Hwy 50 and Apache Ave, Meyers


Website: Not listed

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