A Journey Across the American WestMail From Coast to Coast: During the mid-1800s, American settlers were on the move, relocating from crowded Eastern cities to the untamed wilderness of the West. Many made their way to California. With the surge of settlers, California began to thrive and emerge as a new center of commerce. Businesses and settlers in the West needed a fast way to correspond with their Eastern contemporaries. Recognizing a business opportunity, William Russell, Alexander Majors, and William Waddell established the Pony Express. The Pony Express consisted of relays of men riding horses carrying saddlebags of mail across a 2,000-mile trail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California. The service opened officially on April 3, 1860.
|Series||This marker is part of the Pony Express National Historic Trail series|
|Placed By||Nevada Department of Transportation|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 3:27am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11S E 693402 N 4407704|
|Decimal Degrees||39.79733333, -114.74103333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 47.84', W 114° 44.462'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 47' 50.40" N, 114° 44' 27.72" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1 White Pine County Rd 18, Ely NV 89301, US|
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