Meyers in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Yank’s Added Station
At the foot of the new grade was the Osgood Toll House run by Neamiah “Nemi” Osgood.
The former “Lake Valley House” Pony Express Station located a the foot of the Hawley Grade was replaced by “Yank’s” Pony Express Station. It was named after Ephraim “Yank” Clement. He sold it to George Meyers in 1873 and C.G. Celio & Sons acquired it in 1903. “Yank’s” Station was destroyed by the November 25, 1938 Meyers Fire. © 2002 Joe Nardone
In Search of the Pony Express Station Marker • Dedicated September 14, 2002 • Yank’s Added Station • Nov. 18, 1860– Nov. 20, 1861 • Site Located 210° true and 105′.
[Dedicated] By James Stretesky, Lira’s Supermarket, William & Judith Schatz, Tahoe Heritage Foundation, The Pioneering Celio Family, Lake Tahoe Historical Society, Pony Express Trail Association.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pony Express National Historic Trail marker series.
Location. 38° 51.353′ N, 120° 0.778′ W. Marker is in Meyers, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is on U.S. 50 west of Pioneer Trail, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: South Lake Tahoe CA 96150, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Yank’s Station (here, next to this marker); John (Snowshoe) Thompson (here, next to this marker); Site of Echo Summit (approx. 3.1 miles away); Riding into the Winner's Circle (approx. 6 miles away); "The Only Way to See Lake Tahoe" (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meyers.
Also see . . .
1. Pony Express Historic Resources Study. (Submitted on July 12, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
2. Gold Rush Chronicles – The Pony Express. (Submitted on July 12, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
3. Bob Haslam. (Submitted on July 12, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
4. Pony Express National Historic Trail. (Submitted on October 14, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
Categories. • Communications • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 2,330 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 12, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.