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Folsom Pony Express Terminus

FOLSOM PONY EXPRESS TERMINUS

GOLD RUSH AND RAILROAD TOWN FOLSOM BECAME THE
WESTERN TERMINUS OF THE CENTRAL OVERLAND PONY
EXPRESS ON JULY 1, 1860. DURING ITS FIRST FEW MONTHS,
AFTER APRIL 4, 1860, THE EXPRESS MAIL HAD BEEN
RUN BY PONY TO AND FROM SACRAMENTO. BEGINNING
ON JULY 1, 1860, THE SACRAMENTO VALLEY RAILROAD
CARRIED IT BETWEEN SACRAMENTO AND FOLSOM
UNTIL PLACERVILLE WAS MADE THE TERMINUS DURING
JULY 1 - OCTOBER 26, 1861.

 

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