image of Pleasant Grove House Historical Landmark signPleasant Grove House

Green Valley Road in Rescue boasts the California registered Historical Landmark No. 703, not too far from the Pleasant Grove School. This was the site of a popular road-house where the ponies of the Central Overland Pony Express were changed from July 1, 1860 to June 30, 1861. From here the route of the pony riders continued westward to Folsom and eastward to Placerville through Rescue, Dry Creek Crossing, and Missouri Flat.

The Monument tells the story ...

The plaque reads:

"This was the site of a popular roadhouse, where the ponies of the Central Overland Pony Express were changed during July 1, 1860 - June 30, 1861. From here the route of the pony riders continued westward to Folsom and eastward through Rescue, Dry Creek Crossing, and Missouri Flat to Placerville.

picture of Pleasant Grove House monumentPlaque placed by the California State Park Commission in Cooperation with Marguerite Parlor No. 12, Native Daughters of the Golden West, and the Central Overland Pony Express Association. April 2, 1960."

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Source:
Landmarks in El Dorado County
Photos from the EDC Photo Library