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Mormon Tavern
Former settlement
Country United States
State California
County El Dorado County
Reference #: 699

Mormon Tavern is a former settlement in El Dorado County, California. It was located on the emigrant road 0.5 miles (0.80 km) west of Clarksville.

The place was founded in 1849. It served as a stop on the Pony Express from 1860 to 1861. There is no certain account of how the place got its name, which is quite incongruous: Mormons (Latter Day Saints) typically don't drink alcohol (as would be served in a tavern).

The site is now registered as California Historical Landmark #699.

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