“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Kyburz in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)


(Sugar Loaf House)

Webster’s Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 1, 2005
1. Webster’s Marker
Inscription.  This was the site of Webster's Sugar Loaf House, well-known stopping place during the Comstock rush. Beginning in April 1860, it was used as a remount station of the Central Overland Pony Express. In 1861 it became a horse change station for pioneer stage companies and the Overland Mail.
Erected 1960 by The California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Highway 50 Association and the Central Overland Pony Express Trail Association, April 3, 1960. (Marker Number 706.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable EventsNotable PlacesRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the Pony Express National Historic Trail 🐎 series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1860.
Location. 38° 46.204′ N, 120° 18.754′ W. Marker is near Kyburz, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is on Interstate 50, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located on
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By Syd Whittle, November 1, 2005
2. Webster’s Marker
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Interstate 50, 1.0 miles west of Kyburz. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kyburz CA 95720, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Moore’s (Riverton) (approx. 7.4 miles away); Riverton Bridge (approx. 7.4 miles away); Strawberry Valley House (approx. 9 miles away); Maiden's Grave (approx. 12.2 miles away); Tragedy Spring (approx. 12.7 miles away); Old Emigrant Road (approx. 13 miles away); Mormon-Carson Pass Emigrant Trail (approx. 13 miles away); Plasse’s Trading Post (approx. 13.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kyburz.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Follow the first Eastbound journey of the Pony Express through California to Genoa, Nevada....To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Also see . . .
1. California Pony Express Stations. (Submitted on December 6, 2008.)
2. Gold Rush Chronicles – The Pony Express. (Submitted on December 6, 2008.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,385 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 6, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.

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