Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Pony Express River Streamer Antelope

Pony Express
River Steamer Antelope

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This landmark is located Located at the foot of "K" Street, Sacramento, California. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 38° 34.946 W 121° 30.376

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The Pony Express mail was carried by river streamers of the "California Steam Navigation Company" between Sacramento and San Francisco for 19 months from April 3, 1860 to November 20, 1861. The steamers used were the "Antelope", "New World", Eclipse", "Queen City" and "Chrysopolis".

The first eastbound pony express mail arrived her on April 4, 1860. The first westbound mail left here on the "Antelope" April 13, 1860. The river steamers arrived and departed here at the foot of "K" Street.

These steamers left at 2:00 p.m. with the mail for San Francisco every day but did not operate on Sunday. There were 20 pony express trips overland by horseback to San Francisco. This was due to the mail arriving after 2:00 p.m. or on Sunday.


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