El Dorado (Mud Springs)
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member heringermr
N 38° 40.951 W 120° 50.927
10S E 687116 N 4283741
Quick Description: California Registered Historical Landmark #700
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 4/17/2007 6:17:47 AM
Waymark Code: WM1E3W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 74

Long Description:
Trading Post, emigrant stop and mining camp of the 1850's. This became one of the remount stations of the Central Overland Pony Express. Here at the Nevada House on April 13, 1860, Rider William (Sam) Hamilton changed horses while carrying the first west-bound mail of the pony express from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California.
Visit Instructions:
1) Locate and photograph a monument or memorial to the Pony Express, be it a stone or a mural or a roadside sign.

2) The standard rules apply: a photo of the goal and one of your GPS unit - no vacation photos or web downloads will be accepted.

3) Include the coordinates of the location and the name of the city or town in your log.

4) Feel free to include as much history as you'd like. Educate us!
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