In Memory of the Bravery of Our Pioneer Officers

In Memory of the Bravery of Our Pioneer Officers (HM91A)

Location: Pollock Pines, CA 95726 El Dorado County
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N 38° 46.046', W 120° 33.083'

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Scene of the robbery of two coaches of the Pioneer Stage Line running between Virginia City, Nevada, and Sacramento, California, on the night of June 30, 1864, at about ten o'clock. Perpetrated by a gang of fourteen men, eight sacks of bullion and treasure box were taken. The leader of the gang represented that the money was to be used for the purpose of recruiting for the Confederate Service. In attempting to capture the bandits a battle took place at Somerset in which Deputy Sheriff Joseph Staples was killed and Deputy Sheriff Geo. C. Ranney badly wounded. Thomas Poole, one of the bandits, was captured, and on Sept. 29, 1865 was executed at Placerville. The two coaches were driven by Ned Blair and Charles Watson.
HM NumberHM91A
Series This marker is part of the More Than Words series
Year Placed1916
Placed ByThe Placerville Parlors of Native Sons and Daughters, Placerville, Cal. September 9, 1916
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 8:08pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 712736 N 4293816
Decimal Degrees38.76743333, -120.55138333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 46.046', W 120° 33.083'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 46' 2.76" N, 120° 33' 4.98" W
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Area Code(s)530, 916
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-10 El Dorado Irrigation Ditch, Pollock Pines CA 95726, US
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