NO. 696 WESTERN BUSINESS HEADQUARTERS OF RUSSELL, MAJORS, AND WADDELL- FOUNDERS, OWNERS, AND OPERATORS OF THE PONY EXPRESS - This was the site of the western business headquarters of Russell, Majors, and Waddell-founders, owners, and operators of the Pony Express, 1860-1861. The firm's main office was in Leavenworth, Kansas, W. W. Finney was the western representative in San Francisco.
601 Montgomery St at Clay, San Francisco
The Pony Express only ran from April 1860-October 1861. A government contract stipulated the service be discontinued after the Overland Telegraph Company completed its construction of the telegraph line