#0704 Sportsman's Hall - Overland Pony Express Route in California

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#0704 Sportsman's Hall - Overland Pony Express Route in California

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5622 Pony Express Trail, Cedar Grove

38.75005,-120.611244

Plaque information:

State plaque

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Sportsman's Hall

This was the site of Sportsman's Hall, also known as Twelve-Mile House, the hotel operated in the latter 1850s and 1860s by John and James Blair. A stopping place for stages and teams of the Comstock, it became a relay station of the Central Overland Pony Express. Here, at 7:40 a.m., April 4, 1860, pony rider William (Sam) Hamilton rode in from Placerville and handed the express mail to Warren Upson, who two minutes later sped on his way eastward.

Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the James W. Marshall Chapter No. 49, E. Clampus Vitus and the Central Overland Pony Express Trail Association, April 3, 1980.

Registered 9/11/1959

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