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

In Memory of the Bravery of Our Pioneer Officers

 
 
In Memory of Our Pioneer Officers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 28, 2008
1. In Memory of Our Pioneer Officers Marker
Inscription. Scene of the robbery of two coaches of the Pioneer Stage Line running between Virginia City, Nevada, and Sacramento, California, on the night of June 30, 1864, at about ten o’clock. Perpetrated by a gang of fourteen men, eight sacks of bullion and treasure box were taken. The leader of the gang represented that the money was to be used for the purpose of recruiting for the Confederate Service. In attempting to capture the bandits a battle took place at Somerset in which Deputy Sheriff Joseph Staples was killed and Deputy Sheriff Geo. C. Ranney badly wounded. Thomas Poole, one of the bandits, was captured, and on Sept. 29, 1865 was executed at Placerville. The two coaches were driven by Ned Blair and Charles Watson.
 
Erected 1916 by The Placerville Parlors of Native Sons and Daughters, Placerville, Cal. September 9, 1916.
 
Location. 38° 46.046′ N, 120° 33.083′ W. Marker is near Pollack Pines, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is on Pony Express Trail, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Take Sly Park Exit off of Highway 50, take a right on Pony Express Trail, marker is located at end of the road. Marker is in this post office area: Pollock Pines CA 95726, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
In Memory of Our Pioneer Officers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 28, 2008
2. In Memory of Our Pioneer Officers Marker
are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bullion Bend Robbery (approx. 1.5 miles away); The Pony Express (approx. 1.5 miles away but has been reported missing); The Mormon Emigrant Trail (approx. 1.5 miles away); The California Gold Rush (approx. 1.5 miles away); Logging in El Dorado County (approx. 1.5 miles away); The Pony Express - Sportsman’s Hall (approx. 3.4 miles away); Sportsman’s Hall (approx. 3.4 miles away); Jenkinson Lake (approx. 3.5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. George Cross – Stage Robbery Information. (Submitted on November 28, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. Stories in El Dorado County History. (Submitted on November 28, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
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Joseph Staples Marker image. Click for more information.
By Syd Whittle, October 30, 2008
3. Joseph Staples Marker
This marker is located on Main Street in Placerville
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,817 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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