FIVE MILE HOUSE-OVERLAND PONY EXPRESS ROUTE IN CALIFORNIA

Historical Landmark

Description:
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.


Registration Date: 9/11/1959

Location:
City: Sacramento
County: Sacramento

Directions:
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


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