Pony Express Station

Pony Express Station (HM2BXM)

Location: Murray, UT 84107 Salt Lake County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 39.391', W 111° 52.714'

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The pony express epoch began simultaneously April 3, 1860 with riders starting at St. Joseph, Missouri, and San Francisco, California. It was a 1966 mile journey and reduced the time of transmitting news across the country from approximately 21 to 10 days. Nearly one hundred stations were established. This spot marks the first station south of Salt Lake City. It was a small adobe building known as Travelers' Rest. Here riders exchanged horses and received needed repairs, food, or lodging. With the inception of telegraph the pony express was abolished in October, 1861.

Our D.U.P. pony express monument originally stood at 6460 South State Street where it was demolished in a car accident. Plans for the building of an interstate highway at that location made it necessary to erect a new monument here.
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HM NumberHM2BXM
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series, and the Pony Express National Historic Trail series.
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Year Placed1960
Placed ByPony Express Camp, Daughters of Utah Pioneers
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 425728 N 4500999
Decimal Degrees40.65651667, -111.87856667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 39.391', W 111° 52.714'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 39' 23.46" N, 111° 52' 42.84" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)801
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 425 E 5300 S, Murray UT 84107, US
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