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

Moore’s (Riverton)

 
 
Moore’s (Riverton) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 1, 2005
1. Moore’s (Riverton) Marker
Inscription. This was the site of a change station of the Pioneer Stage Company in the 1850’s and 1860’s. During 1860-1861, the Central Overland Pony Express maintained here the first pony remount station east of Sportsman’s Hall.
 
Erected 1960 by California State Park Commission in cooperation with the James W. Marshall Chapter No. 49, E Clampus Vitus, and the Central Overland Pony Express Trail Association, April 30, 1960. (Marker Number 705.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus, and the Pony Express National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. 38° 46.271′ N, 120° 26.948′ W. Marker is near Kyburz, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is on U.S. 50 near Ice House Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located at Milepost 39.7, nine miles west of Kyburz. Marker is in this post office area: Kyburz CA 95720, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Riverton Bridge (here, next to this marker); In Memory of the Bravery of Our Pioneer Officers (approx. 5˝ miles away); Bullion Bend Robbery (approx. 7 miles away); The Mormon Emigrant Trail
Moore’s (Riverton) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 1, 2005
2. Moore’s (Riverton) Marker
(approx. 7 miles away); The California Gold Rush (approx. 7 miles away); Logging in El Dorado County (approx. 7 miles away); Webster’s (approx. 7.4 miles away); Jenkinson Lake (approx. 7˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kyburz.
 
Regarding Moore’s (Riverton). This site has been designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No. 705
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Follow the first Eastbound journey of the Pony Express through California to Genoa, Nevada....To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  The Highway 50 Corridor: America’s Gateway to the West. This pamphlet published by the USDA, April 2008, states that in spite of the marker placed here, the Pony Express did not have a remount station here. (Submitted on December 6, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. From California's Geographic Names by David L. Durham
The first station was on a toll
Moore’s (Riverton) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 11, 2009
3. Moore’s (Riverton) Marker
The Riverton Bridge "Nearby Marker" and obelisks can be seen in the background.
road run and built by John M. Moore and a Post Office was established here in 1893 - discontinued in 1898.
    — Submitted December 6, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.

 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 6, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,455 times since then and 54 times this year. Last updated on July 30, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 6, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   3. submitted on October 11, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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