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#606:  B.F. Hastings Building

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Location:

1000 2nd St, plaque located on wall at 2nd St, between J and I Sts, Old Sacramento

Plaque: 38.583482,-121.503758
Site: 38.583064,-121.504283

 

 

Plaque:

State Plaque

Notes:

None


From the Guidebook:

This structure, erected in 1852-53, was occupied during the 1850s by the B. F. Hastings Bank, Wells Fargo & Co., various state officials, the Sacramento Valley Railroad, and the Alta Telegraph Co. During April 1860-May 1861, the Alta Telegraph Co. and its successor, the California State Telegraph Co., were the agents here for the Central Overland Pony Express, owned and operated by the firm of Russell, Majors, and Waddell. The first overland journey eastward of the Pony Express was begun from this historic site on April 4, 1860.



2009 David Schmitt