San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Western Headquarters of Russell, Majors, and Waddell
California Registered Historical Landmark No. 696
Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Society of California Pioneers, April 1, 1960.
Erected 1960 by California State Park Commission. (Marker Number 696.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the Pony Express National Historic Trail series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is April 1, 1850.
Location. 37° 47.699′ N, 122° 24.2′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is at the intersection of Montgomery Street and Merchant Street, on the right when traveling south on Montgomery StreetTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 Montgomery Street, San Francisco CA 94111, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pony Express (within shouting distance of this marker); Commander John B. Montgomery's Landing Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Bank of Italy (within shouting distance of this marker); The Montgomery Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of First U.S. Branch Mint (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bummer and Lazarus (about 300 feet away); The Black Cat Café (about 300 feet away); Hudson's Bay Company (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
Also see . . . The Founders. XPHomestation.com's overview of Russell, Majors, and Waddell - the founders of the Pony Express. (Submitted on August 1, 2010.)
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