St. George Hotel

St. George Hotel (HM9M9)

Location: Sacramento, CA 95814 Sacramento County
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N 38° 34.938', W 121° 30.082'

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[Front of Marker]
Dedicated March 19, 2005
James Streetsky
First Northern Bank
The Firehouse Restaurant
Rotary Club of Sacramento
Burnett & Sons Planing Mill
and Lumber Co. - Since 1869
Sacramento Metropolitan
Chamber of Commerce
Pony Express Trail Association

[A list of donors is on the bottom of the base.]

[Back of Marker]
The St. George Hotel was on this corner with the main entrance on Fourth Street.
The following ad ran on March 19, 1860 in the Sacramento Union Newspaper.
"Men Wanted!
The undersigned wishes to hire ten or a dozen men, familiar with the management of horses, as hostlers or riders on the Overland Express Route via Salt Lake City. Wages, $50 per month and found. I may be found at the St. George Hotel during Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.
William W. Finney"

This was the only ad ever run for Pony Express riders. On March 20, the Sacramento Union reported "We understand that about two hundred men have responded to the advertisement of the agent, Mr. Finney, for Post Riders on the Overland Express. The requisite number have been engaged."
[A list of donors is on the bottom of the base.]
HM NumberHM9M9
Series This marker is part of the More Than Words series, and the Pony Express National Historic Trail series.
Year Placed2005
Placed ByOn base of the marker, both front and back, is a list of donors and sponsors
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 10:40pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 630532 N 4271490
Decimal Degrees38.58230000, -121.50136667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 34.938', W 121° 30.082'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 34' 56.28" N, 121° 30' 4.92" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)415, 916, 209, 714
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1001-1031 4th St, Sacramento CA 95814, US
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