Thursday, June 07, 2007

California Historical Landmark #606

B.F. Hastings Building
California State Historical Landmark #606

Pony Express Terminal
National Register of Historic Places #1966000220

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This landmark is located at 1000 2nd Street in Old Sacramento, California. The plaques are located on wall at 2nd St, between J and I Streets. There are 57 other California State Historical Landmarks in Sacramento County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 38° 34.986 W 121° 30.251.

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This structure, erected in 1852-53, was occupied during the 1850s by the B. F. Hastings Bank, Wells Fargo & Co., various state officials, the Sacramento Valley Railroad, and the Alta Telegraph Co. During April 1860-May 1861, the Alta Telegraph Co. and its successor, the California State Telegraph Co., were the agents here for the Central Overland Pony Express, owned and operated by the firm of Russell, Majors, and Waddell. The first overland journey eastward of the Pony Express was begun from this historic site on April 4, 1860.




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