Pony Express Monument - Benicia, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member heringermr
N 38° 02.668 W 122° 09.760
10S E 573472 N 4211079
A Pony Express marker placed by the Native Sons of the Golden West in Benicia, California.
Waymark Code: WMAQ2R
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 02/10/2011
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 8

The marker reads:

Dedicated to the memory of the Pony Express Riders

1860 The Knights of the Saddle 1861

William Hamilton, the first Pony Express rider to reach Benicia on the final relay carrying the mail from St. Joseph, Missouri to California, arrived in the city April 23rd, 1860 at 7 a.m. Thomas Bedford, a young Benician, took the mochila by ferry across Carquinez straits to San Francisco via Martinez and Oakland.

Marker furnished by Benicia Parlor
No. 89 Native Sons of the Golden West
Dedicated July 29th 1960
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