Duroc House - Shingle Springs, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member heringermr
N 38° 39.190 W 120° 57.800
10S E 677224 N 4280257
Quick Description: A marker for a Pony Express Station on the road from Sacramento to Placerville.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 11/26/2010 7:11:50 PM
Waymark Code: WMA784
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 5

Long Description:
The "Duroc House" was only 175 feet due south from this monument on the road from Sacramento to Placerville. Starting on April 3, 1860 the Pony Express used this route between San Francisco and St. Joseph, Missouri. The stations used by the westbound Pony Express were Sportsman's Hall, El Dorado (via Placerville & Diamond Springs) and Mormon Tavern.

The U.S. Post Office, due to the Civil War, took over the prior private operation of the Pony Express and on July 1, 1861 made Placerville the western terminus of their Pony Express. To continue to San Francisco, Wells Fargo & Co. operated their own Pony Express via Folsom from Placerville and then used the railroad to Sacramento.

The "Duroc House" became the new Pony Express station from Placerville to Folsom.
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1) Locate and photograph a monument or memorial to the Pony Express, be it a stone or a mural or a roadside sign.

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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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