Woodfords Station

Woodfords Station (HM3L2)

Location: Markleeville, CA 96120 Alpine County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 46.593', W 119° 49.369'

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Historic Woodfords Station, the Eastern Sierra gateway to the goldfields of California, way station of the famed Pony Express, and entrance to Carson Pass on the Emigrant Trail to the Sacramento Valley. Beginning in 1849 with the building of the "Sign of the Elephant" hotel by Daniel Woodsfords, it was the first settlement in what is today Alpine County. In 1854 Willis P. Merrill opened a trading post in the area and later a hotel and store.

Dedicated in truth, liberty and toleration July 7, 2001, by the Grand Parlor, Native Sons of the Golden West, William E. Hargis, Grand President.
HM NumberHM3L2
Series This marker is part of the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series, and the Pony Express National Historic Trail series.
Marker Number805
Year Placed2001
Placed ByGrand Parlor, Native Sons of the Golden West
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 11:24am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 254778 N 4295765
Decimal Degrees38.77655000, -119.82281667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 46.593', W 119° 49.369'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 46' 35.58" N, 119° 49' 22.14" W
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Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 290 Old Pony Express Way, Markleeville CA 96120, US
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