#708:  Yank's Station - Overland Pony Express Route in California

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Yank's Station shopping center, SW corner State Hwy 50 and Apache Ave, Meyers





State Plaque



From the plaque:

This was the site of the most eastern remount station of the Central Overland Pony Express in California. Established as a trading post in 1851 by Martin Smith, it became a popular hostelry and stage-stop operated by Ephraim “Yank” Clement on the Placerville-Carson Road. Pony Rider Warren Upson first arrived here on the evening of April 28, 1860. Changing ponies he galloped on to Friday’s in Nevada to deliver his mochila to Bob Haslam for the ride to Genoa. Used as a pony remount station until October 20, 1861, it was sold to George D. H. Meyers in 1873, and the name changed to Meyers.

Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the James W. Marshall Chapter No. 49, E Clampus Vitus, the Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce, and the Central Overland Pony Express Trail Association. April 3, 1960.

©2009 David Schmitt