Pony Express River Streamer "New World"

Pony Express River Streamer "New World" (HMBZM)

Location: Rio Vista, CA 94571 Solano County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 9.313', W 121° 41.387'

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[Front of Marker]
Dedicated April 3, 1997
James Stretesky
The Dutra Group
Barrier Systems, Inc.
Rio Vista Chamber of Commerce
Pony Express Trail Association

Sponsors are listed on bottom of base

[Back of Marker]
In 1860 - 1861 Rio Vista was located 17 miles north of here. The Pony Express Mail was usually carried both ways between the cities of San Francisco and Sacramento via steamboat slough by the California Steam Navigation Company's river streamers. They would make stops at Benicia and Rio Vista.

The first eastbound river steamer to carry the Pony Express Mail was either the "New World" or the "Antelope" and left from San Francisco on April 3, 1860 at 4:00 p.m. with 56 Pony Express letters. It arrived here around 10:30 p.m. The first Pony Express westbound river steamer was the "Antelope". It left from Sacramento on April 13, 1860 at 5:45 p.m. and arrived at Rio Vista around 7:50 p.m.

The last Pony Express Mail was carried to San Francisco on November 20, 1861 by the river steamer "Chrysopolis".
1997 Joe Nardone

Sponsors are listed on bottom of base
Series This marker is part of the More Than Words series, and the Pony Express National Historic Trail series.
Year Placed1997
Placed BySee Front of Marker Inscription
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 2:57am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 614793 N 4223847
Decimal Degrees38.15521667, -121.68978333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 9.313', W 121° 41.387'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 9' 18.78" N, 121° 41' 23.22" W
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Area Code(s)707, 510, 916
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 22 Main St, Rio Vista CA 94571, US
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