Dedicated to the Memory of Pony Express Riders

Dedicated to the Memory of Pony Express Riders (HMANG)

Location: Benicia, CA 94510 Solano County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 2.669', W 122° 9.759'

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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 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.
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HM NumberHMANG
Series This marker is part of the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series, and the Pony Express National Historic Trail series.
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Year Placed1960
Placed ByBenicia Parlor No.89 Native Sons of the Golden West, dedicated July 29th, 1960
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 2:27am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 573473 N 4211081
Decimal Degrees38.04448333, -122.16265000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 2.669', W 122° 9.759'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 2' 40.14" N, 122° 9' 45.54" W
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Area Code(s)707, 858, 415, 510, 925
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 90 1st St, Benicia CA 94510, US
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