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Woodfords in Alpine County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Pony Express - Woodfords

 
 
Woodfords Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Key, October 6, 2006
1. Woodfords Marker
Inscription.  During the initial five weeks of its operation in 1860, an important remount station of the famous Pony Express was located a few feet from here at Cary’s Barn.

This monument erected by the Historical Society of Alpine County.

National Pony Express Centennial Association; Dwight D. Eisenhower—Chairman, Waddell R. Smith—President, Sherrill Halbert—Director at Large.
 
Erected by Historical Society of Alpine County. (Marker Number 805.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, the Former U.S. Presidents: #34 Dwight D. Eisenhower, and the Pony Express National Historic Trail series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1860.
 
Location. 38° 46.584′ N, 119° 49.363′ W. Marker is in Woodfords, California, in Alpine County. Marker is on Old Pony Express Way (California Route 88) east of California Route 89, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map
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. Marker is in this post office area: Markleeville CA 96120, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Woodfords Station (a few steps from this marker); The Sign of the Elephant (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carson Trail - To West Carson Canyon (approx. 0.6 miles away); Carson Trail - First Crossing in Mad Canyon (approx. one mile away); Snowshoe Thomson (approx. 2.7 miles away); Snowshoe Thompson Home (approx. 2.7 miles away); Snowshoe Thompson (approx. 2.7 miles away); Carson Trail - Crooked Trail (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodfords.
 
Regarding The Pony Express - Woodfords. This site has been designated as California Historical Landmark No. 805.
 
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 . . .  Pony Express National Historic Trail. (Submitted on October 14, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
 
Woodfords Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Key, October 6, 2006
2. Woodfords Marker
Adjacent Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Key, October 6, 2006
3. Adjacent Plaque
Russell – Majors – Waddell. Founders, owners, operators. Pony Express. 1860–61. Trail Marker. 1960–61. National Pony Express Centennial Association.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 13, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 3,830 times since then and 41 times this year. Last updated on December 13, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 14, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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