#701 - Placerville Pony Express
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TimberToo
N 38° 43.671 W 120° 48.196
10S E 690955 N 4288867
Quick Description: Pony Express marker near downtown Placerville with interesting metal work sculptures nearby.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 10/13/2006 3:30:47 PM
Waymark Code: WMV3J
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 36

Long Description:
Gold rush town and western terminus of the Placerville-Carson Road to the Comstock, Placerville was a relay station of the Central Overland Pony Express from April 4, 1860 until June 30, 1861. Here on April 4, 1860, the first eastbound pony rider, William (Sam) Hamilton, changed horses, added an express letter to his mochila, and sped away for Sportsman's Hall. Placerville was the western terminus of the Pony Express from July 1, 1861 until its discontinuance on October 26, 1861.

The marker is placed near other historical sculptures near a busy corner just off Hwy 49.
Marker Number: 701.00

Marker Name: Placerville-Overland Pony Express Route in California

County: El Dorado

Has Official CA Plaque: yes

Marker Dedication Date: 04/02/1960

SW corner of Main and Sacramento, Placerville

Website: Not listed

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