San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Pony Express Wharf
Nearby was the location of the Broadway Wharf. The wharf extended from Broadway and Davis Streets east to this location. All of the Pony Express mail that was delivered to and from San Francisco used this wharf. The Pony Express ran from April 3, 1860 to November 20, 1861.
The Pony Express mail was carried by either the "River Steamers" of the California Steam Navigation Company that operated between here and Sacramento or the ferry "Oakland" that operated between Oakland and here.
Sponsored by: F.E. Hembree Family, Steven & Rhonda Hembree, Joseph L. Shroeder and the Pony Express Trail Association, Joe Nardone - Historian
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Communications. In addition, it is included in the Pony Express National Historic Trail series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1932.
Location. 37° 47.931′ N, 122° 23.861′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is at the intersection of The Embarcadero and Broadway Street, on the right when traveling south on The Embarcadero. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 475 The Embarcadero, 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. A Sailor’s Life is a Dangerous One (within shouting distance of this marker); Russian Navy Heroes (within shouting distance of this marker); Landing Downtown (within shouting distance of this marker); Braving the Seas (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kanrin Maru (about 400 feet away); Crimps and Dives (about 400 feet away); Vallejo Street (about 400 feet away); Ferry Boats (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 3, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 11, 2013, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 586 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 11, 2013, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. 3. submitted on March 14, 2013, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.