The Pony Express Historical

The Pony Express Historical (HM1T1J)

Location: Pollock Pines, CA 95726 El Dorado County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 45.767', W 120° 34.68'

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The Pony Express originated in 1860, when our nation was divided and civil war threatened. Communication between California and Washington DC took months. Although the Pony Express existed little more than 18 months, it played a major role in the developing the post Gold Rush era in California and helped helped to protect the west coast from confederate piracy and efforts to overthrow the state government.

The Sportsman Hall in Pollock Pines was the original and only way-station in California. Because of the many hazards facing the Pony Express riders, they were usually young unmarried men. The changing of horse and mail saddle bag were done in a matter of minutes.
HM NumberHM1T1J
Placed BySponsored by Walter R. Harmon and Sportsman Hall
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Date Added Thursday, July 14th, 2016 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees38.76278333, -120.57800000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 45.767', W 120° 34.68'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 45' 46.02" N, 120° 34' 40.8" W
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Area Code(s)530, 916
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Elm St, Pollock Pines CA 95726, US
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