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Pony Express Wharf

 
 
Pony Express Wharf Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 9, 2013
1. Pony Express Wharf Marker
Inscription. Nearby was the location of the Broadway Wharf. The wharf extended from Broadway and Davis Streets east to this location. All of the Pony Express mail that was delivered to and from San Francisco used this wharf. The Pony Express ran from April 3, 1860 to November 20, 1861.

The Pony Express mail was carried by either the "River Steamers" of the California Steam Navigation Company that operated between here and Sacramento or the ferry "Oakland" that operated between Oakland and here.

Sponsored by: F.E. Hembree Family, Steven & Rhonda Hembree, Joseph L. Shroeder and the Pony Express Trail Association, Joe Nardone - Historian
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pony Express National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. 37° 47.931′ N, 122° 23.861′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is at the intersection of The Embarcadero and Broadway Street, on the right when traveling south on The Embarcadero. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 475 The Embarcadero, San Francisco CA 94111, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Russian Navy Heroes (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II
Pony Express Wharf Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 9, 2013
2. Pony Express Wharf Marker - Wide View
(within shouting distance of this marker); Business on the Wharf (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Crimps and Dives (about 400 feet away); Vallejo Street (about 400 feet away); Ferry Boats (about 500 feet away); Italy Harbor (about 600 feet away); Telegraph Hill (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Also see . . .  San Francisco Wharves and Docks, 1847-1870. A listing-style history of the city's wharves, including the Broadway Wharf. (Submitted on March 14, 2013.) 
 
Categories. Communications
 
Broadway Wharf With River Steamers image. Click for full size.
3. Broadway Wharf With River Steamers
This undated photo courtesy of the Library of Congress
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 370 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   3. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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