Solano Hotel

Solano Hotel (HMJT5)

Location: Benicia, CA 94510 Solano County
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N 38° 2.897', W 122° 9.586'

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In Search of the Pony Express - Station Marker

Dedicated April 23, 1997
Pony Express Route
Apr. 23, 1860 - Sep. 8, 1861
Home Station
Apr. 23, 1860 - Apr. 15, 1861
Benicia Historical Society
Benicia (N.G.S.W.)Native Sons
Benicia Volunteer Fire Department
Pony Express Trail Association

Sacramento to San Francisco
Solano Hotel Station Site

Passing Cordelia Pony Express rider Sam Hamilton could see Suisun Bay as he approached Benicia. Riding down First Street he passed California's third Capitol Building and arrived at the Solano Hotel at 6:25 A.M. He rode the 63.3 miles from Sacramento in 5 hours and 10 minutes at an average speed of 12.25 MPH. He had now covered 119 miles since leaving Sportsman's Hall 12 miles east of Placerville.

The mail was exchanged with a new horse and rider by the name of Thomas Bedford. He was a 34 old livery stable keeper at the Solano Hotel's stable right across First Street. He rode to the foot of First Street where the Ferry Carquinez would take him to Martinez.

? Joe Nardone
HM NumberHMJT5
Series This marker is part of the Pony Express National Historic Trail series
Year Placed1997
Placed ByBenicia Historical Society, Benicia (N.G.S.W.)Native Sons, Benicia Volunteer Fire Department and Pony Express Trail Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 4:25pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 573722 N 4211505
Decimal Degrees38.04828333, -122.15976667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 2.897', W 122° 9.586'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 2' 53.82" N, 122° 9' 35.16" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)707, 858, 415, 510, 925
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 501 1st St, Benicia CA 94510, US
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