PLACERVILLE-OVERLAND PONY EXPRESS ROUTE IN CALIFORNIA

Historical Landmark

Description:
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 from April 4, 1860 until June 30, 1861. Here on April 4, 1860, the first eastbound pony rider, William (Sam) Hamilton, changed horses, added an express letter to his mochila, and sped away for Sportsman's Hall. Placerville was the western terminus of the Pony Express from July 1, 1861 until its discontinuance on October 26, 1861.


Registration Date: 9/11/1959

Location:
City: Placerville
County: El Dorado

Directions:
SW corner of Main and Sacramento, Placerville
PLACERVILLE-OVERLAND PONY EXPRESS ROUTE IN CALIFORNIA

PLACERVILLE-OVERLAND PONY EXPRESS ROUTE IN CALIFORNIA



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