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

The Pony Express - Sportsman’s Hall

 
 
Pony Express Sportsman's Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Key, October 6, 2006
1. Pony Express Sportsman's Hall Marker
Inscription.  California’s only Home Station where riders changed on the Pony Express trail. Here, at 8:01 A.M. on April 4, 1860, Sam Hamilton, first eastbound rider, was relieved by Warren Upson who carried the initial mail over the then storm swept Sierras.

Sacramento — Friday’s — Salt Lake City — Ft. Laramie — Julesburg — Ft. Kearny — Marysville — St. Joseph.
 
Erected 1961 by National Pony Express Centennial Association, Dwight D. Eisenhower–Chairman, Waddell F. Smith–President, Sherrill Malbert–Director at Large.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #34 Dwight D. Eisenhower, and the Pony Express National Historic Trail series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1860.
 
Location. 38° 45.006′ N, 120° 36.675′ W. Marker is in Pollack Pines, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is on Pony Express Trail east of Exit 57 (U.S. 50), on the right
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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. Sportsman’s Hall (here, next to this marker); Johnson Cutoff Trail - Sportsman Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson Cutoff - Took the Hangtown Road (approx. 2 miles away); Logging in El Dorado County (approx. 2 miles away); The California Gold Rush (approx. 2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Pony Express National Historic Trail. (Submitted on October 14, 2006.)
 
Round Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Key, October 6, 2006
2. Round Plaque
Russell – Majors – Waddell. Founders, owners, operators. Pony Express. 1860–61. Trail Marker. 1960–61. National Pony Express Centennial Association.
This Marker Below a Round Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Key, October 6, 2006
3. This Marker Below a Round Plaque
Sportsman's Hall and Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Key, October 6, 2006
4. Sportsman's Hall and Markers
An additional Pony Express Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James King, April 1, 2017
5. An additional Pony Express Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 13, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 3,160 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 13, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.   5. submitted on July 1, 2021, by James King of San Miguel, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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