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Austin in Lander County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Pony Express

 
 
The Pony Express Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, November 23, 2008
1. The Pony Express Marker
Inscription. The Pony Express Trail passed four miles north of Austin through Jacobsville, Simpson's Park and Dry Creek Station. During the Paiute Indian War the stations were burned and two station tenders at Dry Creek were killed and buried there.

Erected by the Nevada Pony Express Centennial Committee.

National Pony Express Centennial Association
Dwight D. Eisenhower--Chairman
Waddell F. Smith--President
 
Erected by Nevada Pony Express Centennial Committee.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pony Express National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. 39° 29.533′ N, 117° 4.233′ W. Marker is in Austin, Nevada, in Lander County. Marker is on Highway 50, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Austin NV 89310, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lander County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Austin Masonic and Oddfellows Hall (1867) (within shouting distance of this marker); Austin Churches (within shouting distance of this marker); Austin City Hall (about
The Pony Express Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, November 23, 2008
2. The Pony Express Marker
400 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Augustine (about 400 feet away); Austin Methodist Church (about 400 feet away); St. George's Episcopal Church (about 600 feet away); International Hotel (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Austin.
 
Also see . . .  Pony Express National Historic Trail. (Submitted on December 22, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,097 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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