Pollock Pines in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Pony Express
The Sportsman Hall in Pollock Pines was the original and only way-station in California. Because of the many hazards facing the Pony Express riders, they were usually young unmarried men. The changing of horse and mail saddle bag were done in a matter of minutes.
Erected by Sponsored by Walter R. Harmon and Sportsman Hall.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Notable Events. A significant historical year for this entry is 1860.
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 38° 45.767′ N, 120° 34.68′ W. Marker was in Pollock Pines, California, in El Dorado Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 6498 Pony Express Trail, Pollock Pines CA 95726, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. The Mormon Emigrant Trail (here, next to this marker); The California Gold Rush (here, next to this marker); Logging in El Dorado County (here, next to this marker); Bullion Bend Robbery (here, next to this marker); In Memory of the Bravery of Our Pioneer Officers (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Pony Express - Sportsman’s Hall (approx. 2 miles away); Sportsman’s Hall (approx. 2 miles away); Jenkinson Lake (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pollock Pines.
More about this marker. This marker is placed at a six-sided kiosk having six markers and paintings depicting the events described on the markers. This marker and one other are missing.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 15, 2016, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 253 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on May 15, 2016, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. 2. submitted on May 14, 2016, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.
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