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

Yank’s Added Station

 
 
Yank’s Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, June 18, 2006
1. Yank’s Marker
front side of marker
Inscription. (back) The Hawley Grade from April 3, 1860 to November 17, 1860 was used by the Pony Express. On November 18, 1860 the new toll road down Johnson Pass (Echo Summit), today’s Old Meyers Grade, was opened to horse traffic and was now used by the Pony Express. It was built by David Demmen Kingsbury and John McDonald. This new route was opened to wagons on February 5, 1861.

At the foot of the new grade was the Osgood Toll House run by Neamiah “Nemi” Osgood.

The former “Lake Valley House” Pony Express Station located a the foot of the Hawley Grade was replaced by “Yank’s” Pony Express Station. It was named after Ephraim “Yank” Clement. He sold it to George Meyers in 1873 and C.G. Celio & Sons acquired it in 1903. “Yank’s” Station was destroyed by the November 25, 1938 Meyers Fire. © 2002 Joe Nardone

In Search of the Pony Express Station Marker • Dedicated September 14, 2002 • Yank’s Added Station • Nov. 18, 1860– Nov. 20, 1861 • Site Located 210° true and 105′.

[Dedicated] By James Stretesky, Lira’s Supermarket, William & Judith Schatz, Tahoe Heritage Foundation, The Pioneering Celio Family, Lake Tahoe Historical Society, Pony Express Trail Association.
 
Erected
Yank’s Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, June 18, 2006
2. Yank’s Marker
back side of marker
2002.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pony Express National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. 38° 51.353′ N, 120° 0.778′ W. Marker is in Meyers, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is on U.S. 50 west of Pioneer Trail, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: South Lake Tahoe CA 96150, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Yank’s Station (here, next to this marker); John (Snowshoe) Thompson (here, next to this marker); Site of Echo Summit (approx. 3.1 miles away); Discover the Tallac Historic Site (approx. 6 miles away); The Pope Estate (approx. 6.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Meyers.
 
Also see . . .
1. Pony Express Historic Resources Study. (Submitted on July 12, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
2. Gold Rush Chronicles – The Pony Express. (Submitted on July 12, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
3. Bob Haslam. (Submitted on July 12, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
4. Pony Express National Historic Trail. (Submitted on October 14, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
 
Categories. CommunicationsSettlements & Settlers
 
Yank’s Marker and other nearby markers image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, June 18, 2006
3. Yank’s Marker and other nearby markers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 2,279 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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