Sunday, June 26, 2005

California Historical Landmark #728

Pony Express Friday's Station
California State Historical Landmark #728

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This landmark is located at the Northwest corner of the intersection of Highway 50 and Lake Parkway in Stateline, Nevada. There are 29 other California State Historical Landmarks in El Dorado County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 38° 57.844 W 119° 56.343.

A list of Pony Express Waymarks that I have visited can be found here. You can log your visit to this site at!

The Pony Express started on April 3, 1860. The original route from Johnson Pass (Echo Summit) to Genoa went over Luther Pass and through Hope Valley to Woodfords Station.

On May 14, 1860, The new toll road over Daggett Pass opened to foot and horse traffic and was now used by the Pony Express through Lake Valley, Known as the Kingsbury Grade and built by David Kingsbury and John McDonald, it was opened to wagon traffic on August 14, 1860.

A new station was needed and "Friday's" Station was used. This 320 acre site was first owned by Martin K. "Friday" Burke and John Washington Small. The station site can still be seen across Highway 50 (the two story wood frame white building). It is 1,070 feet from here on a bearing of sixty degrees true North.

1 comment:

  1. Hi. I visited this California Landmark as well. The Pony Express was a part of history for California and the rest of the country. I found the information on another website that lists most of the California Landmarks with pictures: