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Pollock Pines in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Sportsmanís Hall

 
 
Sportsman's Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, October 6, 2006
1. Sportsman's Hall Marker
Inscription. This was the site of Sportsmanís Hall, also known as Twelve-Mile House. The hotel operated in the late 1850ís and 1860ís by John and James Blair, a stopping place for stages and teams of the comstock. It became a relay station of the Central Overland Pony Express. Here, at 7:40 A.M., April 4, 1860, Pony Rider William (Sam) Hamilton, riding in from Placerville, handed the express mail to Warren Upson, who, two minutes later, sped on his way eastward.

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 704

Plaque placed by the 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 3, 1980.

 
Erected 1980 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. (Marker Number 704.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus, and the Pony Express National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. 38° 45.006′ N, 120° 36.675′ W. Marker is in Pollock Pines, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is on Pony Express Trail east of Exit 57 (U.S. 50), on the right
Sportsman's Hall and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, October 6, 2006
2. Sportsman's Hall and Marker
when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5620 Pony Express Trail, Pollock Pines CA 95726, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Pony Express - Sportsmanís Hall (here, next to this marker); Logging in El Dorado County (approx. 2 miles away); The California Gold Rush (approx. 2 miles away); The Mormon Emigrant Trail (approx. 2 miles away); The Pony Express (approx. 2 miles away but has been reported missing). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pollock Pines.
 
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 . . .  Pony Express National Historic Trail. (Submitted on October 14, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
 
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Sportsman's Hall image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, October 6, 2006
3. Sportsman's Hall
Sportsmanís Hall image. Click for full size.
circa 1876
4. Sportsmanís Hall
Amanda and James Blair were married in 1865. Amanda and their two oldest daughters are standing on the balcony.
Adjacent Plaques image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, October 6, 2006
5. Adjacent Plaques
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 3,192 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 13, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.   4. submitted on August 5, 2010, by Melody Blair Moore of Ozark, Missouri.   5. submitted on October 13, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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