Pony Express National Historic Trail
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After the last crossing of the North Platte River in the present Casper area, twenty to twenty-five miles east of here, wagons followed the Oregon-California Trail entered a dry, dreary alkali area where fresh water was scarce. Willow Springs was the first …
For many emigrants, the first tangible evidence that the had crossed South Pass was Pacific Springs, "the fountain source of the Pacific streams," according to pioneer Joseph Goldsborough Bruff. The broad expanse of the pass from Pacific Springs were proof …
Here is the valley of Lodgepole Creek through which passed historic trails, telegraph lines, and railroads. The famed Pony Express followed the valley in 1860-61. "Nine Mile" Pony Express station was located just southeast of present Chappell; "Pole Creek N…
The Pony Express
1860- 1861 1960-1961
Jules Beni, after whom Julesburg is named
was the station master for the Pony Express
and Overland Stage. He was killed by Jack
Slade who later became a notorious gunman.
Carson City, Nevada, was one of the stations along the historic but hazardous 1966 mile Pony Express route between Sacramento Cal. and St. Joseph, Mo.
This monument is dedicated July 20, 1960 in memory of the Pony Express, during the epic July 19-28 cen…
350 rods southeast of this site is the famous and hazardous Upper California Crossing of the South Platte River which was used by the intrepid riders of the Pony Express in 1860-1861. Ovid was incorporated at this site in 1925.
Erected in memory of our p…
1,996 miles in 10 days.
A daring horseback relay mail service connects the nation.
The Vision of the Pony Express
In January 1860. William H. Russell, Alexander Majors, and William B. Waddell, right, (partners in the freighting firm of Russell, Majors a…
A relay station on the Pony Express Route, 1860-61, often referred to as Gill's Station located near here at the crossing of the Oregon and Texas Trails. Pony Express stations in Keith County were Alkali, Sand Hill and Diamond Springs.
Erected by Keith Cou…
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. …
(side 1)Dedicated June 15, 2002
Cold Springsadded station
Jul. 1, 1861 - Nov. 20, 1861
Located 1600' southbyLincoln County
James StreteskyNebraskaland Days, Inc.
Nebraskaland National Bank
North Platte/Lincoln County CVB
Lincoln County Historical Soc…