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

Pleasant Grove House

 
 
Pleasant Grove House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 27, 2005
1. Pleasant Grove House Marker
Inscription. This was the site of a popular roadhouse, where the ponies of the Central Overland Pony Express were changed during July 1, 1860 to June 30, 1861. From here the route of the pony riders continued westward to Folsom and eastward through Rescue, Dry Creek Crossing, and Missouri Flat to Placerville.
 
Erected 1960 by California State Park Commission, the Marguarite Parlor No. 12 Native Daughters of the Golden West, and the Central Overland Pony Express Association. (Marker Number 703.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West, and the Pony Express National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. 38° 41.875′ N, 121° 1.24′ W. Marker is near Skinners, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is on Green Valley Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rescue CA 95672, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. James Skinner Winery & Distillery (approx. 1.4 miles away); Sterlingshire (approx. 3.1 miles away); Mormon Tavern (approx. 3.6 miles away); The Coloma Road
Pony Express Plaques image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 27, 2005
2. Pony Express Plaques
(approx. 3.8 miles away); Old Coloma Road (approx. 3.8 miles away); Du Roc House (approx. 4.4 miles away); Prairie City Cemetery (approx. 4.8 miles away); Camp Site of Boston-Newton Party (approx. 5.5 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Pleasant Grove House is a California Registered Historical Landmark (No. 703).
 
Also see . . .
1. The Pony Express National Historic Trail. (Submitted on August 19, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. San Francisco Museum-The Pony Express. (Submitted on August 18, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
3. Wikipedia entry for the Pony Express. (Submitted on August 18, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
4. Stories in El Dorado County History. (Submitted on November 16, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
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Pleasant Grove House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 27, 2005
3. Pleasant Grove House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,964 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 18, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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