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
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 3/19/2007 8:27:55 PM
Waymark Code: WM1AZX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 67

Long Description:
At this site on the old Clarksville White Rock Emigrant Road was Mormon Tavern. Completed in 1849 and enlarged and operated by Franklin Winchell in 1851. A popular stop for teams and stages, it became a remount station on the Central Overland Pony Express. Here on April 4, 1860, pony rider William (Sam) Hamilton changed horses on the first trip eastward of the pony express.
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