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B.F. Hastings Building

B.F. Hastings Building - Old Sacramento, California

The Pony Express route follows J Street, passing through the city of Sacramento, heading directly to the B. F. Hastings Building, which was the western terminus for the Pony Express during most of its existence. Express mail bound for San Francisco usually reached its destination on the ferry Antelope.

Old Sacramento includes two Pony Express historic sites-the B.F. Hastings Building and a Pony Express statue. Other points of interest are found along the urban corridor, which is well marked.

B.F. Hastings Building
Corner of 2nd & J Streets
Sacramento CA 95814
Map image showing the location of the B.F. Hastings Building.
Map image showing the location of the B.F. Hastings Building.
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Did You Know?

Modern-day Pony Express riders greet people from around the world at the 2002 Winter Olympics.

During the 2002 Winter Olympics, held at Salt Lake City, Utah, Pony Express riders constructed a relay station and performed demonstrations depicting the change of horses and transferring the mochilla pouch that carried the U.S. mail from April 1860 to November 1861. More...