California Historical Landmarks in Alpine County
California Historical Landmark 805
Pony Express Remount Station
Old Pony Express Way
During the initial five weeks of operation in 1860, an important remount station of the famous pony express was located a few feet from here at Cary's barn.
This monument erected by the Historical Society of Alpine County.
National Pony Express Centennial Association
Dwight D. Eisenhower - Chairman
Waddell F. Smith - President
Sherrill Halbert - Director at Large
Woodfords became a remount station of the Pony Express on April 4, 1860, when Warren Upson scaled the mountains in a blinding snowstorm and made his way down the eastern slope of the Sierra on his way to Carson City. Five weeks later the Pony Express was rerouted by way of Echo Summit and Luther Pass.
Citation from California Office of Historic Preservation
We were unable to locate a bear flag plaque for this landmark. Here's a list of other California Historical Landmarks which had no bear flag plaque when we visited them.