Morgan House - Martinez, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member heringermr
N 38° 01.065 W 122° 08.135
10S E 575875 N 4208136
Quick Description: A Pony Express Station Marker in Martinez, California.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 2/8/2011 9:00:06 PM
Waymark Code: WMAPV6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 10

Long Description:
The first Pony Express rider through Martinez was Thomas Bedford on April 23, 1860. Heading for Pacheco, Benicia at this time was the home station where the rider from Sacramento exchanged the mail with a new rider and horse for San Francisco.

On April 16, 1861, the new western agent for the Pony Express was Wells, Fargo & Co. and on July 1, 1861 they operated the Pony Express from Placerville to San Francisco under their name.

After April 15, 1861 the new agent and future operator of the Pony Express moved the home station from Benicia to Marteniz. The new home station was the Morgan House and was located at this corner. One of the new riders was David W. Swain, the Marteniz telegraph operator and Wells, Fargo & Co. agent.
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