Lafayette in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Dedicated to the Pony Express
Lafayette Historical Society
Erected 1992 by Lafayette Historical Society.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pony Express National Historic Trail marker series.
Location. 37° 53.51′ N, 122° 7.112′ W. Marker is in Lafayette, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Moraga Road and Mout Diablo Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lafayette CA 94549, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lafayette House (within shouting distance of this marker); Geils Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Lafayette Town Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); Tres Ranchos Del Sur (approx. 2.7 miles away); St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Walnut Creek, California) (approx. 2.8 miles away); Oakland, Antioch & Eastern Railway (approx. 3.1 miles away); Civic Arts Theatre ("Nuthouse") (approx. 3.1 miles away); Walnut Growers; Processing Plant (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lafayette.
More about this marker.
Also see . . . Lafayette Vistas. The City of Lafayette's Spring 1998 newsletter, Lafayette Vistas, "...The mail traveled by water between the last relay station in Sacramento and San Francisco, but on 20 occasions the Pony Express riders literally missed the boat. That helped put Lafayette on the map, since the riders then continued overland to the Benecia ferry and into Lafayette. After stopping for fresh horses at the Pony Express Station (located at what is now Mt. Diablo Blvd. and Moraga Road) the riders made their final push to the Oakland ferry and into San Francisco...." (Submitted on November 13, 2009.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,262 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 12, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. 3. submitted on November 13, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.