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Meyers in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Yank’s Station

 
 
Yank's Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Key, June 18, 2006
1. Yank's Station Marker
Inscription.  
This was the site of the most eastern remount station of the Central Overland Pony Express in California. Established as a trading post in 1851 by Martin Smith, it became a popular hostelry and stage-stop operated by Ephraim “Yank” Clement on the Placerville-Carson Road. Pony Rider Warren Upson first arrived here on the evening of April 28, 1860. Changing ponies he galloped on to Friday’s in Nevada to deliver his mochila to Bob Haslam for the ride to Genoa. Used as a pony remount station until October 20, 1861, it was sold to George D. H. Meyers in 1873, and the name changed to Meyers.

California registered historical Landmark No. 708
 
Erected 1960 by California State Park Commission in cooperation with the James W. Marshall Chapter No. 49, E Clampus Vitus, the Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce, and the Central Overland Pony Express Trail Association. (Marker Number 708.)
 
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. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, the E Clampus Vitus, and the Pony Express National Historic Trail series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is April 28, 1860.
 
Location. 38° 51.353′ N, 120° 0.778′ W. Marker is in Meyers, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is on US Highway 50 (U.S. 50) west of Pioneer Trail, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2977 Highway 50, Meyers, CA 96150, South Lake Tahoe CA 96150, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John (Snowshoe) Thompson (here, next to this marker); Yank’s Added Station (here, next to this marker); Johnson Cutoff - Ascent of Johnson Pass (approx. 2.1 miles away); Luther Pass Trail - Prepared for the Ascent (approx. 2.1 miles away); Site of Echo Summit (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meyers.
 
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 . . .
Yank’s Station Marker and Other Nearby Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Key, June 18, 2006
2. Yank’s Station Marker and Other Nearby Markers

1. The Pony Express. Gold Rush Chronicles website entry (Submitted on July 12, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.) 

2. Pony Express National Historic Trail. National Park Service website entry (Submitted on October 14, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.) 
 
Pony Express Bas-Relief Brass Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Key, June 18, 2006
3. Pony Express Bas-Relief Brass Tablet
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 12, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 2,817 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 12, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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