The Pony Express

The Pony Express (HM7AG)

Location: Sacramento, CA 95814 Sacramento County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 34.98', W 121° 30.251'

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This statue commemorates the glory of The Pony Express, which started here at 2:46a.m. on April 4,1860, when Sam Hamilton galloped into a blinding rainstorm on the first lap of the 1,966 mile trip to St. Joseph, Missouri. During its 18-month existence, its riders and 500 ponies carried 35,000 pieces of mail with the loss of but one pouch. This venture, founded by Russell, Majors and Waddell, ended California's isolation from the rest of the Union.

This memorial was made possible by a gift from the estate of Sophie Pleasants Comstock, funds from the City and County of Sacramento, the State Park System, and the American Revolution Bicentennial Commission of California and contributions from a host of private donors. It was dedicated on June 4, 1976, by the Sophie Comstock Memorial Committee, Mrs. Anthony J. Kennedy, Chairman.
Thomas Roland, Sculptor
HM NumberHM7AG
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series, and the Pony Express National Historic Trail series.
Year Placed1976
Placed BySophie Pleasants Comstock, the City and County of Sacramento, the State Park System, and the American Revolution Bicentennial Commission of California and various private donors (June 4, 1976)
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 2:27am PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] ELLEN KOMP  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 630285 N 4271564
Decimal Degrees38.58300000, -121.50418333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 34.98', W 121° 30.251'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 34' 58.80" N, 121° 30' 15.06" W
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Area Code(s)415, 916, 209, 714
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1015 2nd St, Sacramento CA 95814, US
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