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#697:  Five Mile House - Overland Pony Express Route in California

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Location:

On campus of California State University, 6000 "J" St., left on State University Drive East to Guy West Bridge over-crossing and plaza. Plaque located in plaza, Sacramento

38.561621, -121.422311

 

 

Plaque:

State Plaque

Notes:

None


From the guidebook:

Departing at 2:45 a.m. from the Alta Telegraph Co. in Sacramento, rider Sam (Bill) Hamilton carried the first mail of the Central Overland Pony Express eastward on April 4, 1860. Quickly changing ponies at the Five Mile House, he sped on to the next stop at Fifteen Mile Station.

Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Sacramento Historic Landmarks Commission, Sacramento County Historical Society, and the Central Overland Pony Express Trail Association, April 2, 1960.



David Schmitt