#0699 Mormon Tavern - Overland Pony Express Route in California


#0699 Mormon Tavern - Overland Pony Express Route in California

Site information:

On Joerger Cutoff Rd, 0.2 mi W of Clarksville Crossing

Next to the plaque there is a metal post designating the site location.


Plaque information:

State plaque. Note: The plaque is on the side of the monument facing the freeway.

Plaque text:

Mormon Tavern

At this site on the old Clarksville-White Rock Emigrant Road was Mormon Tavern. Constructed in 1849, this popular stage stop was enlarged and operated by Franklin Winchell in 1851. It became a remount station of the Central Overland Pony Express and on April 4, 1860, pony rider Sam (Bill) Hamilton changed horses here on the first eastbound trip.

Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the James W. Marshall Chapter No.49 E Clampus Vitus, Marguerte Parlor No.12 Native Daughters of the Golden West and the Central Overland Pony Express Trail Association April 2, 1960.

Post text:

Mormon Tavern
Station Site
Pony Express
Trail 1860-1861

Dedicated 2003, Site located true bearing 200 degrees adn 217 feet.  Sponsored by Bob Dinelli & Sally Faubion, Joseph L. Schroeder, Maral V. Kuechler, Jim Stretesky.  Pony Express Trail Association, Joe Nardon, Historian
Registered 9/11/1959