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Folsom in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Folsom Pony Express Terminus

 
 
Folsom Pony Express Terminus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 1978
1. Folsom Pony Express Terminus Marker
Inscription. Gold Rush and Railroad town Folsom became the Western Terminus of the Central Overland Pony Express on July 1, 1860. The express mail had been run by pony to and from Sacramento. Beginning on July 1, 1860, the Sacramento Valley Railroad carried it between Sacramento and Folsom until Placerville was made the Terminus during July 1 - October 26, 1861.
 
Erected 1960 by California State Park Commission -Sacramento County Historical Society-Folsom Historical Assc-Fern Parlor No.123 Native Daughters of the Golden West- Folsom Chamber of Commerce- Central Overland Pony Express Trail Assc. (Marker Number 702.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmarks, the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West, and the Pony Express National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. 38° 40.588′ N, 121° 10.713′ W. Marker is in Folsom, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is at the intersection of Sutter Street and Wool Street, on the right when traveling east on Sutter Street. Click for map. Plaque on the wall between Decatur Street and Wool Street, at 819 Sutter Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 819 Sutter Street, Folsom CA 95630, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Folsom Pony Express Terminus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 1978
2. Folsom Pony Express Terminus Marker
. Folsom History Museum (here, next to this marker); Wells Fargo and Company (a few steps from this marker); J. Clifton Toney (a few steps from this marker); Turning the Trains (within shouting distance of this marker); Folsom City (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Ashland Station (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Folsom Terminal (about 500 feet away); Leidesdorff Plaza (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Folsom.
 
Also see . . .  Folsom Station. From the National Park Service. A number of sources identify Folsom as a station on the Green Valley Road route. [154] From July 1, 1860, to June 30, 1861, Folsom served as the last stop for west-bound Pony Express riders. From Folsom, the Sacramento Valley Railroad carried the Express mail to Sacramento. Folsom served as the western terminus of the Pony Express for perhaps two-thirds of its existence. [155] Currently, a California Registered Historical Landmark (Submitted on February 1, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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Folsom Pony Express Terminus Marker image. Click for full size.
October 21, 2010
3. Folsom Pony Express Terminus Marker
Marker is located at the entrance to the Folsom History Museum. The small Folsom History Museum marker is seen on the left.
Folsom History Museum/ NSGW Marker image. Click for full size.
By S B of Sacramento, California
4. Folsom History Museum/ NSGW Marker
Rider heads west towards Sacramento image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud
5. Rider heads west towards Sacramento
(statue in St. Joe, Mo.)
Folsom's most famous landmark... Folsom Prison image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, circa May 1978
6. Folsom's most famous landmark... Folsom Prison
This is one cold, stone quiet place.The birds don't even chirp....ms
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 3,279 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on .   4. submitted on , by S B of Sacramento, California.   5, 6. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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