Placerville Pony Express

Placerville Pony Express (HM13BQ)

Location: Placerville, CA 95667 El Dorado County
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N 38° 43.673', W 120° 48.197'

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Station and Terminus

Gold Rush town and Western Terminus of the Placerville - Carson Road to the Comstock. Placerville was a relay station of the Central Overland Pony Express, April 4, 1860 - June 30, 1861. Here on April 4, 1860 the first east-bound pony rider, William (Sam) Hamilton changed horses, added one express letter to his mochila, and sped away for Sportsman's Hall. On July 1, 1861, Placerville became the Western Terminus of the Pony Express, until its discontinuance on October 26, 1861.
HM NumberHM13BQ
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series, and the Pony Express National Historic Trail series.
Marker Number701
Year Placed1960
Placed ByThe California State Park Commission in cooperation with the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce, James W. Marshall Chapter 49, E Clampus Vitus and Central Overland Pony Express Trail Association
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Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 3:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 690954 N 4288870
Decimal Degrees38.72788333, -120.80328333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 43.673', W 120° 48.197'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 43' 40.38" N, 120° 48' 11.82" W
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Area Code(s)530, 916
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 248 Main St, Placerville CA 95667, US
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