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

The Pony Express - Sportsmanís Hall

 
 
Pony Express Sportsman's Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, October 6, 2006
1. Pony Express Sportsman's Hall Marker
Inscription. Californiaís only Home Station where riders changed on the Pony Express trail. Here, at 8:01 A.M. on April 4, 1860, Sam Hamilton, first eastbound rider, was relieved by Warren Upson who carried the initial mail over the then storm swept Sierras.

Sacramento — Fridayís — Salt Lake City — Ft. Laramie — Julesburg — Ft. Kearny — Marysville — St. Joseph.
 
Erected 1961 by National Pony Express Centennial Association, Dwight D. Eisenhower–Chairman, Waddell F. Smith–President, Sherrill Malbert–Director at Large.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pony Express National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. 38° 45.006′ N, 120° 36.675′ W. Marker is in Pollack Pines, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is on Pony Express Trail east of Exit 57 (U.S. 50), on the right 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. Sportsmanís Hall (here, next to this marker); Logging in El Dorado County (approx.
Round Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, October 6, 2006
2. Round Plaque
Russell – Majors – Waddell. Founders, owners, operators. Pony Express. 1860–61. Trail Marker. 1960–61. National Pony Express Centennial Association.
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).
 
Also see . . .  The Pony Express National Historic Trail. (Submitted on October 14, 2006.)
 
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This Marker Below a Round Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, October 6, 2006
3. This Marker Below a Round Plaque
Sportsman's Hall and Markers image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, October 6, 2006
4. Sportsman's Hall and Markers
 
 
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 2,794 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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