Mormon Tavern
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member heringermr
N 38° 39.370 W 121° 03.575
10S E 668840 N 4280407
Quick Description: California Registered Historical Landmark #699-This was a stop on the Overland Pony Express Route.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 12/15/2007 2:39:55 PM
Waymark Code: WM2RPM
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 41

Long Description:
At this site on the old Clarksville-White Rock Emigrant Road was Mormon Tavern. Constructed in 1849, this popular stage stop was enlarged and operated by Franklin Winchell in 1851. It became a remount station of the Central Overland Pony Express and on April 4, 1860, pony rider Sam (Bill) Hamilton changed horses here on the first eastbound trip.
Marker Number: 699.00


County: El Dorado

Has Official CA Plaque: yes

Marker Dedication Date: 04/02/1960

On frontage rd adjacent to State Hwy 50 (P.M. 1.5), take El Dorado Hills Blvd S for 0.5 mi to old White Rd (rd to Clarksville), then NE 0.9 mi, then go W 0.3 mi on PG&E Clarksville Substation Rd to plaque, 0.5 mi W of Clarksville

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