Bullion Bend Robbery

Bullion Bend Robbery (HM1S7J)

Location: Pollock Pines, CA 95726 El Dorado County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 45.767', W 120° 34.68'

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On June 30, 1864, two Pioneer Line coaches were stopped at gunpoint on the Pony Express Trail at a sharp bend on the trail forever to be known as Bullion Bend in Pollock Pines. Both coaches were robbed by a band of Confederate irregulars, all members of a secret society known as the Knights of the Golden Circle. The spoils from the robbery were to be used to recruit soldiers in California for the Confederate Army. Hours after the holdup, El Dorado County Deputy Sheriff, Joseph Staples, became the first officer in this county's history to die in the line of duty. He was killed in the gunfight at the Somerset House while attempting to arrest the men responsible for the infamous Bullion Bend Robbery.
Historian: Anthony M. Belli
HM NumberHM1S7J
Placed BySponsored by the El Dorado Savings Bank
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, May 15th, 2016 at 1:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 710437 N 4293238
Decimal Degrees38.76278333, -120.57800000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 45.767', W 120° 34.68'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 45' 46.02" N, 120° 34' 40.8" W
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Area Code(s)530, 916
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Elm St, Pollock Pines CA 95726, US
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