Mormon Tavern, California facts for kids
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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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