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El Dorado in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

El Dorado (Mud Springs)

 
 
El Dorado (Mud Springs) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, September 18, 2008
1. El Dorado (Mud Springs) Marker
Inscription. Trading post, emigrant stop, and mining camp of the 1850s. This became one of the remount stations of the Central Overland Pony Express. Here at the Nevada House on April 13, 1860, pony rider William (Sam) Hamilton changed horses while carrying the first west-bound mail of the Pony Express from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California.
 
Erected 1960 by The California State Park Commission in cooperation with the James W. Marshall Chapter No.49, E. Clampus Vitus, Golden Chain Council of the Mother Lode, and the Central Overland Pony Express Trail Association. April 2, 1960. (Marker Number 700.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmarks, the E Clampus Vitus, and the Pony Express National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. 38° 40.949′ N, 120° 50.921′ W. Marker is in El Dorado, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is on Pleasant Valley Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is next to the El Dorado Fire Station near Church Street. Marker is in this post office area: El Dorado CA 95623, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. El Dorado (a few steps from this marker); Hiram No.43 Masonic Building
El Dorado (Mud Springs) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, September 18, 2008
2. El Dorado (Mud Springs) Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Diamond Springs (approx. 1.9 miles away); Diamond Springs I.O.O.F. No. 09 Lodge Hall (approx. 2 miles away); Odd Fellows Hall (approx. 2 miles away); Cemetery of Lost Souls (approx. 3 miles away); El Dorado County Veterans Monument (approx. 3.4 miles away); Site of Original Raleys Grocery Store (approx. 3.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in El Dorado.
 
Regarding El Dorado (Mud Springs). This site is a California Registered Historical Landmark (No.700)
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Follow the first Eastbound journey of the Pony Express through California to Genoa, Nevada....To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Virtual Museum of San Francisco - Founding of the Pony Express. (Submitted on September 18, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. Gold Rush Chronicles - The Pony Express. (Submitted on September 18, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
Fire House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 2, 2008
3. Fire House and Marker

3. Malakoff - El Dorado. (Submitted on September 18, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Additional keywords. Gold Rush
 
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Close-Up of Sculpture on Top of Base image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, September 18, 2008
4. Close-Up of Sculpture on Top of Base
Main Street image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 2, 2008
5. Main Street
Bank - Store - Office image. Click for full size.
By Frasher Foto, circa 1948
6. Bank - Store - Office
Building erected in 1857. Iron window shutters and crumbling walls are reminders of the Gold Rush Days.
El Dorado County
California
Was first named Mud Springs because of the muddy condition of the waters used for watering stock.
On State Highway 49
Through the
Mother Lode
 
 
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