Du Roc House

Du Roc House (HMXYQ)

Location: Shingle Springs, CA 95682 El Dorado County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 39.19', W 120° 57.8'

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— Historical Marker —

Dedicated July 1, 2000
Du Roc House
Added Station
July 1, 1861 - Nov. 20, 1861
PW Pipe
James Stretesky
Norman & Ann Root
County of El Dorado
American Suzuki Motor Corporation
Pony Express Trail Association
Sponsors are listed at the bottom of the base.

[Rear Side of Marker:]
The "Du Roc House" was only 175 feet due south from this monument on the road from Sacramento to Placerville. Starting on April 3, 1860 the Pony Express used this route between San Francisco and St. Louis, Missouri. The stations used by the westbound Pony Express were Sportsman Hall, El Dorado (via Placerville & Diamond Springs) and Mormon Tavern.

The U.S. Post Office, due to the Civil War, took over the prior private operation of the Pony Express and on July 1, 1861 made Placerville the Western Terminus of their Pony Express. To continue to San Francisco, Wells Fargo & Co. operated their own Pony Express via Folsom from Placerville and then used the railroad to Sacramento.

The "Du Roc House" became the new Pony Express Station from Placerville to Folsom.

?2000 Joe Nardone

Additional sponsors are listed at the bottom of the base.
Series This marker is part of the Pony Express National Historic Trail series
Year Placed2002
Placed ByPW Pipe, James Stretesky, Norman & Ann Root, County of El Dorado, American Suzuki Motor Corporation, Pony Express Trail Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 5:58pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 677224 N 4280257
Decimal Degrees38.65316667, -120.96333333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 39.19', W 120° 57.8'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 39' 11.40" N, 120° 57' 48.00" W
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Area Code(s)530, 916
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3431-3443 Durock Rd, Shingle Springs CA 95682, US
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