B. F. Hastings Building - Western Terminus of the Pony Express
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member heringermr
N 38° 34.986 W 121° 30.251
10S E 630285 N 4271575
Quick Description: California Registered Historical Landmark #606
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 5/22/2007 7:52:35 PM
Waymark Code: WM1JYD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 103

Long Description:

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.

The building is located at 1000 2nd Street in Old Sacramento. The plaques are located on wall at 2nd St, between J and I Streets.

The building contains a Wells Fargo Museum.

Visit Instructions:
1) Locate and photograph a monument or memorial to the Pony Express, be it a stone or a mural or a roadside sign.

2) The standard rules apply: a photo of the goal and one of your GPS unit - no vacation photos or web downloads will be accepted.

3) Include the coordinates of the location and the name of the city or town in your log.

4) Feel free to include as much history as you'd like. Educate us!
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