1860 The Knights of the Saddle 1861William Hamilton, the first Pony Express rider to reach Benicia on the final relay. Carrying the mail from St. Joseph, Missouri to California. Arrived in this city April 23, 1860, at 7 a.m. Thomas J. Bedford, a young Benician, took the mochila by ferry across Carquinez Straits to San Francisco via Martinez and Oakland.
|Series||This marker is part of the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series, and the Pony Express National Historic Trail series.|
|Placed By||Benicia Parlor No.89 Native Sons of the Golden West, dedicated July 29th, 1960|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 2:27am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10S E 573473 N 4211081|
|Decimal Degrees||38.04448333, -122.16265000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 2.669', W 122° 9.759'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 2' 40.14" N, 122° 9' 45.54" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||707, 858, 415, 510, 925|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 90 1st St, Benicia CA 94510, US|
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