Mormon Tavern - Overland Pony Express Route in California

California State Historic Landmark 699

Plaque exists. No site exists. Landmark location.

Plaque Photo:

#699 Mormon Tavern
At this site on the old Clarksville-White Rock emigrant road was Mormon Tavern, constructed in 1849, and enlarged and operated by Franklin Winchell in 1851. A popular stop for teams and stages, it became a remount station of the Central Overland Pony Express. Here, on April 4, 1860, pony rider William (Sam) Hamilton changed horses on the first trip eastward of the Pony Express.

Site Photo:

No site exists.
Nothing remains of this site.


On frontage road adjacent to Hwy 50 (PM 1.5), take El Dorado Hills Blvd S for 0.5 mi to old White Rd, then NE 0.9 mi, then go W 0.3 mi on Joerger Cutoff Rd to plaque (opposite PG&E substation).

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