Pony Express Trail - Pollock Pines, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 38° 45.767 W 120° 34.682
10S E 710434 N 4293238
Quick Description: A marker about the history of the Pony Express.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 5/12/2011 1:26:04 PM
Waymark Code: WMBET8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 9

Long Description:
The Pony Express originated in 1860, when our nation was divided and civil war threatened. Communication between California and Washington DC took months. Although the Pony Express existed little more than 18 months, it played a major role in the developing the post Gold Rush era in California and helped helped to protect the west coast from confederate piracy and efforts to overthrow the state government.

The Sportsman Hall in Pollock Pines was the original and only way station in California, Because of the many hazards facing the Pony Express riders, they were usually young unmarried men. The changing of horse and mail saddle bag were done in a matter of minutes.
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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