Sacramento in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
St. George Hotel
[Front of Marker]
[Back of Marker]
The St. George Hotel was on this corner with the main entrance on Fourth Street.
The following ad ran on March 19, 1860 in the Sacramento Union Newspaper.
This was the only ad ever run for Pony Express riders. On March 20, the Sacramento Union reported “We understand that about two hundred men have responded to the advertisement of the agent, Mr. Finney, for Post Riders on the Overland Express. The requisite number have been engaged.”
[A list of donors is on the bottom of the base.]
Erected 2005 by : On base of the marker, both front and back, is a list of donors and sponsors.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Pony Express National Historic Trail 🐎 series list.
Location. 38° 34.938′ N, 121° 30.082′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is at the intersection of J Street and 4th Street, on the right when traveling east on J Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sacramento CA 95814, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Squatters Riot (a few steps from this marker); Central Pacific’s Other Big Four (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pony Express (approx. 0.2 miles away); B.F. Hastings Bank Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Sacramento (approx. 0.2 miles The Pony Express (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sacramento's Original Level (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sacramento Engine Company No. 3 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
Also see . . .
1. Online Archive of California:. Photo of the St. George Hotel (Submitted on December 28, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
2. Pony Express: The Founders. (Submitted on December 28, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 28, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,495 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 28, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. 5. submitted on March 26, 2009. 6. submitted on April 2, 2009.