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

Sportsman’s Hall

 
 
Sportsman's Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Key, October 6, 2006
1. Sportsman's Hall Marker
Inscription.  This was the site of Sportsman’s Hall, also known as Twelve-Mile House. The hotel operated in the late 1850’s and 1860’s by John and James Blair, a stopping place for stages and teams of the comstock. It became a relay station of the Central Overland Pony Express. Here, at 7:40 A.M., April 4, 1860, Pony Rider William (Sam) Hamilton, riding in from Placerville, handed the express mail to Warren Upson, who, two minutes later, sped on his way eastward.

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 704

Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the James W. Marshall Chapter No. 49, E. Clampus Vitus and the Central Overland Pony Express Trail Association, April 3, 1980.

 
Erected 1980 by California State Park Commission in cooperation with the James W. Marshall Chapter No. 49, E. Clampus Vitus and the Central Overland Pony Express Trail Association. (Marker Number 704.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsRoads & Vehicles
Sportsman's Hall and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Key, October 6, 2006
2. Sportsman's Hall and Marker
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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 month for this entry is April 1861.
 
Location. 38° 45.006′ N, 120° 36.675′ W. Marker is in Pollock Pines, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is on Pony Express Trail east of Exit 57 (U.S. 50), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5620 Pony Express Trail, Pollock Pines CA 95726, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Pony Express - Sportsman’s Hall (here, next to this marker); Logging in El Dorado County (approx. 2 miles away); The California Gold Rush (approx. 2 miles away); The Mormon Emigrant Trail (approx. 2 miles away); Bullion Bend Robbery (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pollock Pines.
 
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.)
Sportsman's Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Key, October 6, 2006
3. Sportsman's Hall
 
Sportsman’s Hall image. Click for full size.
circa 1876
4. Sportsman’s Hall
Amanda and James Blair were married in 1865. Amanda and their two oldest daughters are standing on the balcony.
Adjacent Plaques image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Key, October 6, 2006
5. Adjacent Plaques
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 13, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 3,468 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 13, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.   4. submitted on August 5, 2010, by Melody Blair Moore of Ozark, Missouri.   5. submitted on October 13, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 12, 2022