Yank's Station

Yank's Station (HM2AY)

Location: South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 El Dorado County
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N 38° 51.353', W 120° 0.778'

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This was the site of the most eastern remount station of the Central Overland Pony Express in California. Established as a trading post in 1851 by Martin Smith, it became a popular hostelry and stage-stop operated by Ephraim "Yank" Clement on the Placerville-Carson Road. Pony Rider Warren Upson first arrived here on the evening of April 28, 1860. Changing ponies he galloped on to Friday's in Nevada to deliver his mochila to Bob Haslam for the ride to Genoa. Used as a pony remount station until October 20, 1861, it was sold to George D. H. Meyers in 1873, and the name changed to Meyers.

California registered historical Landmark No. 708
HM NumberHM2AY
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series, and the Pony Express National Historic Trail series.
Marker Number708
Year Placed1960
Placed ByCalifornia State Park Commission in cooperation with the James W. Marshall Chapter No. 49, E Clampus Vitus, the Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce, and the Central Overland Pony Express Trail Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 5:38pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 759201 N 4305024
Decimal Degrees38.85588333, -120.01296667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 51.353', W 120° 0.778'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 51' 21.18" N, 120° 0' 46.68" W
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Area Code(s)530, 775
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3000-3028 Lincoln Highway, South Lake Tahoe CA 96150, US
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