California Historical Landmarks in El Dorado County

California Historical Landmark 728
Friday's Pony Express Station
Highway 50 at Harrah's

Friday's Pony Express Station

At this point the riders of the Central Overland Pony Express crossed the Nevada-California line. Three-quarters of a mile east of here, at Edgewood in Nevada, are the remains of the most easterly remount station of the California Division of the Pony Express. Established about 1858 by Friday Burke and James Small as a stage station on the Placerville-Carson City Road, it became the home station of pony rider Bob Haslam until October 26, 1861 when the Pony Express was succeeded by the Transcontinental Telegraph.

Citation from California Office of Historic Preservation

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