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Truckee in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Pollard's Station

 
 
Pollard's Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 13, 2012
1. Pollard's Station Marker
Inscription. On this site Joseph Delos Pollard constructed the first resort on the west end of Donner Lake. Between mid 1864 and early 1868 Pollard’s Station on the Dutch Flat and Donner Lake Wagon Road was office to the Pioneer Stage Co. and Wells, Fargo & Co. Express, as well as a two-story hotel, boasting bar room, reading room, billiards and a bowling alley. Visitors could rent boats, horses and carriages to enjoy the scenic grandeur. The station was ravaged by fire twice and rebuilt once. The station was no longer needed due to the railroad’s completion in June 1868, which put a virtual end to wagon and stage traffic across the Sierra.
 
Erected 2000 by Chief Truckee Chapter No. 3691, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 19.344′ N, 120° 17.458′ W. Marker is in Truckee, California, in Nevada County. Marker is at the intersection of South Shore Drive and Old Highway Drive, on the right when traveling south on South Shore Drive. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Truckee CA 96161, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Wagons Across the Sierras (within shouting distance
Pollard's Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 13, 2012
2. Pollard's Station Marker
of this marker); Donner Summit Canyon History (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Snowsheds (approx. 1.4 miles away); Donner Summit Overlook (approx. 1.5 miles away); Donner Summit Bridge (approx. 1.5 miles away); Transcontinental Railroad (approx. 1.5 miles away); McGlashan Point (approx. 1.5 miles away); Donner Pass (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Truckee.
 
Also see . . .  Pollard's Station, Donner Lake's First Resort. A Sierra Sun article published November 17, 2005 details the history of the resort. Included is a historical photo of the hotel. (Submitted on October 23, 2012.) 
 
Categories. Notable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
Donner Lake image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 23, 2009
3. Donner Lake
A view of Donner Lake looking east. The marker and the original site are near the bottom of this view.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 293 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   3. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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