Saturday, June 25, 2005

California Historical Landmark #701

Placerville Pony Express Station and Terminus
California State Historical Landmark #701

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This landmark is located at the southwest corner of Main and Sacramento Streets, Placerville, 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° 43.671 W 120° 48.196.

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Gold Rush town and Western Terminus of the Placerville-Carson Road to the Comstock, Placerville was a relay station of the Central Overland Pony Express, April 4, 1860 - June 30, 1861. Here on April 4, 1860, the first east-bound pony rider William (Sam) Hamilton changed horses, added one express letter to the mochila and sped away for Sportsman's Hall. On July 1, 1861, Placerville became the Western Terminus of the Pony Express, until its discontinuance on October 26, 1861.

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