Yank's Station - Overland Pony Express Route in California

California State Historic Landmark 708

Plaque exists. Site exists. Landmark location.

Plaque Photo:

#708 Yank's Station
This was the site of the most eastern remount station of the Central Overland Pony Express in California. Established as a trading post in 1851 by Martin Smith, it became a popular hostelry and stagestop operated by Ephraim "Yank" Clement on the Placerville-Carson Raod. Pony rider Warren Upson first arrived here on the evening of April 28, 1860. Changing ponies, he galloped on to Friday's in Nevada to deliver his mochila to Bob Haslam for the ride to Genoa. Used as a pony remount station until October 26, 1861, it was sold to George D.H. Meyers in 1873, and the name changed to Meyers.

Site Photo:




Yanks' Station Shopping Center, in motel courtyard behind building, SW corner of Hwy 50 and Apache Ave, Meyers.

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