Monday, January 12, 2009

Pony Express St George Hotel

Pony Express
St George Hotel

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This landmark is located at 400 J Street in Sacramento, California. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 38° 34.937 W 121° 30.081.

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The back of the marker reads:

The St. George Hotel was on this corner with the main entrance on fourth street.

The following ad ran on March 19, 1860 in the Sacramento Union Newspaper:

Men Wanted!

The undersigned wishes to hire ten or a dozen men, familar with the management of horses, as hostlers or riders on the Overland Express Route via Salt Lake City. Wages, $50 per month and found. I may be found at the St. George Hotel during Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.
William W. Finney.

This was the only ad ever run for Pony Express riders. On March 20 The Sacramento Union reported We understand that about two hundred men have responded to the advertisement of the agent, Mr. Finney, for post riders on the Overland Express. The requisite number have been engaged.

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