Saturday, June 25, 2005

California Historical Landmark #700

Pony Express El Dorado
California State Historical Landmark #700

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This landmark is located at the southwest corner of Pleasant Valley Road near Church Street, El Dorado, California in El Dorado County. There are 29 other California State Historical Landmarks in El Dorado County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 38° 40.951 W 120° 50.927.

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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.

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