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#702:  Folsom - Overland Pony Express Route in California

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Location:

819 Sutter St, Folsom

38.589821,-121.261981

 

 

Plaque:

State Plaque

Notes:

None


From the plaque:

Gold rush and railroad town, Folsom became the western terminus of the Central Overland Pony Express on July 1, 1860, during its first few months. After April 4, 1860, the express mail had been run by pony to and from Sacramento. Beginning July 1, 1860, the Sacramento Valley Railroad carried it between Sacramento and Folsom until Placerville was made the terminus during July 1 - October 26, 1861.

Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Sacramento County Historical Association: Fern Parlor No. 123, Native Daughters of the Golden West, the Folsom Chamber of Commerce and the Central Overland Pony Express Trail Association, April 2, 1960.



David Schmitt