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St. George Hotel

 
 
Front View of St. George Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 28, 2008
1. Front View of St. George Hotel Marker
Inscription.
[Front of Marker]
ST.GEORGE HOTEL
Dedicated March 19, 2005
SACRAMENTO
By
James Streetsky
First Northern Bank
The Firehouse Restaurant
Rotary Club of Sacramento
Burnett & Sons Planing Mill
and Lumber Co. – Since 1869
Sacramento Metropolitan
Chamber of Commerce
Pony Express Trail Association

[A list of donors is on the bottom of the base.]


[Back of Marker]
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, familiar 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
Back View of St. George Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 28, 2008
2. Back View of St. George Hotel Marker
to the advertisement of the agent, Mr. Finney, for Post Riders on the Overland Express. The requisite number have been engaged.”
[A list of donors is on the bottom of the base.]
 
Erected 2005 by : On base of the marker, both front and back, is a list of donors and sponsors.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pony Express National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. 38° 34.938′ N, 121° 30.082′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is at the intersection of J Street and 4th Street, on the right when traveling east on J Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sacramento CA 95814, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Squatters Riot (a few steps from this marker); Central Pacificís Other Big Four (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pony Express (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Pony Express (approx. 0.2 miles away); B.F. Hastings Bank Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Sacramento (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sacramento Engine Company No. 3 (approx. 0.2 miles away); New England Seed Store (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sacramento.
 
Also see . . .
Wide View - Back of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 28, 2008
3. Wide View - Back of Marker

1. Online Archive of California:. Photo of the St. George Hotel (Submitted on December 28, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. Pony Express: William W. Finney. (Submitted on December 28, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
3. Pony Express: The Founders. (Submitted on December 28, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
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Wide View - Front of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 28, 2008
4. Wide View - Front of Marker
St. George Hotel image. Click for full size.
By E. and H.T. Anthony and Company
5. St. George Hotel
This undated photo is half of a stereographic view of the St. George Hotel in Sacramento, from the University of California Bancroft Library's Stereographs of the West from the Bancroft Library, 1858-1906 collection.
The Morris Hotel in 1960 (formerly the St. George Hotel) image. Click for full size.
Unknown, Photo courtesy of the Sacramento Room, Sacramento Public Library, 1960
6. The Morris Hotel in 1960 (formerly the St. George Hotel)
By 1960 the St. George had become The Morris Hotel, and was much changed in appearance from its former glory days. If one looks closely at the upper corner of the building facing the viewer, one can make out the former name of the hotel, painted over, albeit ineffectively. The building disappeared not too long after this picture was taken, as the whole area was redeveloped.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,282 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   5. submitted on .   6. submitted on . This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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