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

Pleasant Grove House

 
 
Pleasant Grove House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, October 27, 2005
1. Pleasant Grove House Marker
Inscription.  This was the site of a popular roadhouse, where the ponies of the Central Overland Pony Express were changed during July 1, 1860 to June 30, 1861. From here the route of the pony riders continued westward to Folsom and eastward through Rescue, Dry Creek Crossing, and Missouri Flat to Placerville.
 
Erected 1960 by California State Park Commission, the Marguarite Parlor No. 12 Native Daughters of the Golden West, and the Central Overland Pony Express Association. (Marker Number 703.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: LandmarksNotable EventsNotable Places. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West, and the Pony Express National Historic Trail series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1919.
 
Location. 38° 41.875′ N, 121° 1.24′ W. Marker is near Skinners, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is on Green Valley Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rescue CA 95672, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
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markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. James Skinner Winery & Distillery (approx. 1.4 miles away); Sterlingshire (approx. 3.1 miles away); Mormon Tavern (approx. 3.6 miles away); The Coloma Road (approx. 3.8 miles away); Old Coloma Road (approx. 3.8 miles away); Du Roc House (approx. 4.4 miles away); Mormon Island Relocation Cemetery (approx. 4.8 miles away); Mormon Island, Negro Hill, Salmon Falls, and Condemned Bar (approx. 4.8 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Pleasant Grove House is a California Registered Historical Landmark (No. 703).
 
Also see . . .
1. The Pony Express National Historic Trail. (Submitted on August 19, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. San Francisco Museum-The Pony Express. (Submitted on August 18, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
3. Wikipedia entry for the Pony Express. (Submitted on August 18, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
 
Pony Express Plaques image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, October 27, 2005
2. Pony Express Plaques
Pleasant Grove House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, October 27, 2005
3. Pleasant Grove House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 2,299 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 18, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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