Pony Express River Steamer "Antelope"

Pony Express River Steamer "Antelope" (HMA7U)

Location: Sacramento, CA 95814 Sacramento County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 34.946', W 121° 30.377'

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[Front of Marker]
Dedicated April 13, 2000
James Stretesky
George E. Kuchler Family
Rotary Club of Sacramento
Burnett & Sons Planing Mill and Lumber Co - Since 1869
Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society
Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce
Pony Express Trail Association

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[Back of Marker]

The Pony Express mail was carried by river steamers of the "California Steam Navigation Company" between Sacramento and San Francisco for 19 months from April 3, 1860 to November 20, 1861. The streamers used were the "Antelope," "New World," "Eclipse," "Queen City," and "Chrysopolis".

The first eastbound Pony Express mail arrived here on April 4, 1860. The first westbound mail left here on the "Antelope" April 13, 1860. The river streamers arrived and departed here at the foot of "K" Street.

These steamers left at 2:00 p.m. with the mail for San Francisco everyday but did not operate on Sunday. There were 20 Pony Express trips overland by horseback to San Francisco. This was due to the mail arriving after 2:00 p.m. or on Sunday.
2000 Joe Nardone

[Sponsors are listed on bottom of base.]
HM NumberHMA7U
Series This marker is part of the More Than Words series, and the Pony Express National Historic Trail series.
Year Placed2000
Placed BySee Front of Marker Inscription
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 5:22am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 630103 N 4271498
Decimal Degrees38.58243333, -121.50628333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 34.946', W 121° 30.377'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 34' 56.76" N, 121° 30' 22.62" W
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Area Code(s)415, 916, 209, 714
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1100 Front St, Sacramento CA 95814, US
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