Five Mile House - Overland Pony Express Route in California

California State Historic Landmark 697

Plaque exists. No site exists. Landmark location.

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#697 Five Mile Station
Departing at 2:45 A.M. from the Alta Telegraph Co. in Sacramento, pony rider Sam (Bill) Hamilton carried the first mail eastward of the Central Overland Pony Express on April 4, 1860. Here, quickly changing ponies he sped on to the next stop at Fifteen Mile Station.

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On campus of California State University, on Jed Smith Dr at N end of Guy West Bridge, Sacramento.

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