Placerville - Overland Pony Express Route in California
California State Historic Landmark 701
#701 Placerville Pony Express Station and Terminus
Gold rush town and western terminus of the Placerville-Carson Road to the Comstock, Placerville was a relay station of the Central Overland Pony Express, April 4, 1860 - June 30, 1861. Here, on April 4, 1860, the first east-bound pony rider, William (Sam) Hamilton, changed horses, added one express letter to his mochila, and sped away for Sportsman's Hall. On July 1, 1861, Placerville became the western terminus of the Pony Express, until its discontinuance on October 26, 1861.
Nothing remains of this site.
SW corner of Main and Sacramento, Placerville.
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