1860 - Sesquicentennial - 2010One hundred and fifty years ago, the Pony Express was founded by W. H. Russell, Alexander Majors and William B. Waddell, operators of the Overland Stage Line of Leavenworth, Kansas. During a visit to Washington, Mr. Russell was urged by California Senator William Gwin to expand the Overland Stage operation to facilitate faster mail service. Mr. Russell's partners hesitated due to the projected high costs; he persevered and the first ride began on April 3, 1860.
|Series||This marker is part of the Pony Express National Historic Trail series|
|Placed By||Nevada State Historic Preservation Office, Department of Cultural Affairs, Nevada Bureau of Land Management, National Pony Express Association, Inc. Nevada Division, Enel Green Power North America, Inc|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 1:46pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11S E 364278 N 4350500|
|Decimal Degrees||39.29325000, -118.57385000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 17.595', W 118° 34.431'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 17' 35.70" N, 118° 34' 25.86" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 5 Unnamed Road, Fallon NV 89406, US|
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