Halfway House

Halfway House (HMJZA)

Location: Dixon, CA 95620 Solano County
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N 38° 27.667', W 121° 51.505'

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In Search of the Pony Express - Station Marker

Dedicated April 23, 1998
Halfway House
Added Station
Apr. 23, 1860 - Sep. 8, 1861
Sidney & Diane Schroeder Family
Ron Dupratt Family
John & Patty Greiner Family
Dixon Historical Society
American Legion Dixon Post #208
Pony Express Trail Association

The station was located 90 feet southwest and called Halfway House or Silvey's Hotel. There was a telegraph and some other businesses here.

The first Pony Express trip here was on April 23, 1860 and the rider was Sam Hamilton. He left from Sportsman's Hall about 12 miles east of Placerville at 8:50 p.m. on April 22, 1860 and arrived at 1:00 a.m. in Sacramento. He had covered those 55.3 miles averaging 13.3 MPH. He was then told that he had to ride on to Benicia with the mail.

He left Sacramento at 1:10 A.M. with a fresh horse. He crossed the bridge over the Sacramento River and was on his way. He arrived here around 3:15 A.M. and left within 5 minutes on another fresh horse for Gillespie's Store in Vacaville.

? 1998 Joe Nardone
Series This marker is part of the Pony Express National Historic Trail series
Year Placed1998
Placed ByPony Express Trail Association and others (see marker text)
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 8:39am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 599598 N 4257596
Decimal Degrees38.46111667, -121.85841667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 27.667', W 121° 51.505'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 27' 40.02" N, 121° 51' 30.30" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)530, 707, 916
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6130-6144 Silveyville Rd, Dixon CA 95620, US
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