Solano House

Solano House (HMGBY)

Location: Davis, CA 95616 Yolo County
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N 38° 31.894', W 121° 45.42'

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Dedicated April 23, 1999
Added Station
Apr. 23, 1860 - Sept. 8 1861
First Northern Bank
William & Linda Bernheim
The Rotary Clubs of Davis
UC Davis - Cal Aggie Alumni Association
Davis Enterprise - McNaughton Family
Pony Express Trail Association

{The reverse side reads:}The river steamers for San Francisco left Sacramento at 2:00 P.M. every day with no trips on Sunday. The first Pony Express westbound mail was arriving in Sacramento at 5:25 P.M. on April 13, 1860. Captain Edward A. Poole of the river steamer Antelope agreed to wait since San Francisco planned a celebration for this first Pony Express arrival.

The second westbound Pony Express trip was also late. It was arriving around 1:00 A.M. on April 23, 1860 and the next river steamer would not be leaving for 13 hours. The Sacramento Pony Express agent decided to have his rider continue overland to San Francisco. Telegraphing ahead he made arrangements for fresh horses and a new rider at Benecia. The first stop would be at the "Solano House" on this new route.
?1999 Joe Nardone

{On the front and back of the base of the marker are listed the sponsors:} Yolo County Historical Society; Ed & Margie Chally; Friends of the Davis Arboretum; Norman & Ann Root; Grounds Division UC Davis; Carl C. Hansen; Warren G. Roberts; John O. Rowe Family; Corey Maxwell Hembre; Fuzzy & Rina Weddell Family; Borders; William Lyon and Associates Realtors; The Screaming Squeegee; Freewheeler Bicycle Center; Davis Napa Auto Parts; Jacke Leo's Barber Shop; The George A. Weber Family; Davis Energy Group; The Champ Clark Family; The James Donnell Family; C.C. Cooper & Sons Insurance; B.J. Runquist, D.D.S., M.S.; Discoveries; Asian Automotive Repair; Davis Radiator; Placer Title Company
Series This marker is part of the Pony Express National Historic Trail series
Year Placed1999
Marker Condition
10 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 8:24pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] JKCLEMENS  [2] JKCLEMENS  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 608341 N 4265528
Decimal Degrees38.53156667, -121.75700000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 31.894', W 121° 45.42'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 31' 53.64" N, 121° 45' 25.20" W
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Area Code(s)530, 707, 916
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 105 Old Davis Rd, Davis CA 95616, US
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I Saw The Marker

I finally stopped on my morning bike ride to read this marker on the campus at UC Davis, adjacent to the arboretum. So glad I did. I have noted the remains of the building foundation many times before, but had not read this marker nearby. The brief Pony Express history described on this easy-to-read marker is interesting and informative, giving some context to this area. I enjoy the fact that I am bicycling along an historical Pony Express route!

Sep 5, 2016 at 10:49am PDT by jkclemens

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