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Rancho Cordova in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Fifteen Mile House

 
 
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By Karen Key, August 6, 2007
1. Fifteen Mile House Marker
Inscription.  Owned and operated from 1857 as a stage station by Henry F. W. Deterding. This was the site of the second remount station of the Central Overland Pony Express during March-July 1860. Here on April 4, 1860, Sam (Bill) Hamiton with the first eastward mail of the Pony Express changed ponies with Morman Tavern as his next stop.

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 698

Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Sacramento County Historical Society; Fern Parlor No. 123, Native Daughters of the Golden West and the Central Overland Pony Express Trail Association, April2, 1960.
 
Erected 1960 by California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Sacramento County Historical Society; Fern Parlor No. 123, Native Daughters of the Golden West and the Central Overland Pony Express Trail Association. (Marker Number 698.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers.
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By Karen Key, August 6, 2007
2. Fifteen Mile House Marker
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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 April 1874.
 
Location. 38° 35.388′ N, 121° 15.717′ W. Marker is in Rancho Cordova, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is at the intersection of White Rock Road and Gold Valley Drive, on the right when traveling east on White Rock Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rancho Cordova CA 95670, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. American River Grange #172 (approx. one mile away); Mather Air Force Base Navigators Monument (approx. 2.1 miles away); F-105G “Wild Weasel” (approx. 2.2 miles away); Mather Field (approx. 2.2 miles away); Honor Roll (approx. 2.3 miles away); Welcome to Mather Lake (approx. 2.3 miles away); Pony Express Riders Memorial (approx. 2˝ miles away); "Jim’s Bridge" (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rancho Cordova.
 
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
Close-up of pole next to marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 6, 2007
3. Close-up of pole next to marker
XP
15 Mile House
Trail 1860 - 1862
relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  Pony Express Home Station. (Submitted on August 10, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 2,948 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 10, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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