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Sportsmans Hall
Former settlement
Country United States
State California
County El Dorado County
California Historical Landmark
Reference #: 704

Sportsmans Hall (also, Sportsman's Hall) is a former settlement in El Dorado County, California. It was located 11 miles (18 km) east of Placerville and now resides in the community of Pollock Pines.

It is the site of California Registered Historical Landmark #704, which reads: "This was the site of Sportsman's Hall, also known as Twelve-Mile House, the hotel operated in the latter 1850s and 1860s by John and James Blair. A stopping place for stages and teams of the Comstock, it became a relay station of the Central Overland Pony Express. Here, at 7:40 A.M., April 4, 1860, pony rider William (Sam) Hamilton riding in from Placerville, handed the express mail to Warren Upson, who, two minutes later, sped on his way eastward."

A post office operated at Youngs from 1865 to 1867. The place was named after a building used to entertain drivers who stopped there.

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