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Carson City in Carson City, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Carson City

Original Station

 

—Apr. 3, 1860 - Nov. 20, 1861 —

 
Carson City Nevada Pony Express Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chris English, August 25, 2009
1. Carson City Nevada Pony Express Station Marker
Inscription.
[Front of Marker:]

Dedicated April 12, 1996
Carson City
Original Station
Apr. 3, 1860 - Nov. 20, 1861
by
Byron L. & Peggy Clark & Family
Bob & Tina McFadden
Mae & Jim Thorpe
The Bike Smith
Betty Young & Erica Young
Pony Express Trail Association

[Sponsors:]
Joseph L. Schroeder ∙ Bud & Gayle Klette ∙ Laughlin Associates, Inc ∙ Capitol Ford Mercuty ∙ Nevada Commission on Tourism ∙ Dean G. Barnett & Betsey M. Barnett ∙ Lt. Gov. Lonnie Hammargren, M.D. ∙ Richard Newell Davis ∙ Great Basin Art Gallery ∙ Nevada Appeal ∙ Creative Copies ∙ Stewart Title


[Rear of Marker:]
Located just 73 feet north was the office of the Pony Express for its entire 19 month history. The stables were located just west on the NE corner of Curry (Ormsby) and Third Streets.

The original telegraph was in “Fleishhacker’s” Store at the NW corner of Carson and Musser. It was moved to this corner in August of 1861 in “Treadwell’s” Store and next to the Pony Express office.

The first eastbound trip of the Pony Express left from San Francisco, California at 3:45 P.M. on April 3, 1860. It arrived here on
Rear View of Marker and Marker Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Carson City Chamber of Commerce, October 6, 2009
2. Rear View of Marker and Marker Inscription
the evening of April 4, at 8:30 P.M.

The first westbound trip left St. Joseph, Missouri on April 3, 1860 at 7:15 P.M. It arrived here on April 12 at 3:30 P.M. Carson City was now only 9 days from receiving Eastern correspondence.
1996 Joe Cardone

Additional Sponsors:
John Anderson Construction ∙ Exotic Car Audio ∙ Carson Medical Group ∙ PIP Printing ∙ Great Western Security ∙ Soulam Photography ∙ Wetzel Family ∙ Andy E. Ryder ∙ City of Carson City ∙ Bentley & Monica Brooks ∙ M&M Muffler & Auto Center ∙ R & K Blasius, Inc. ∙ Shaw & Patricia Mudge ∙ Henricksen Family
 
Erected 1996 by See Marker Text.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pony Express National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. 39° 9.756′ N, 119° 46.025′ W. Marker is in Carson City, Nevada, in Carson City. Marker is on Carson Street (Business U.S. 395), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 290 South Carson Street, Carson City NV 89701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Charles Hotel (a few steps from this marker); Kit Carson 1843 – 44
Close-Up of "In Search of the Pony Express" Emblem and Pony Express Trail Route on Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chris English, August 25, 2009
3. Close-Up of "In Search of the Pony Express" Emblem and Pony Express Trail Route on Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Van Santvoord Curry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nevada’s Capitol (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Carson City (about 600 feet away); Olcovich-Meyers House (about 600 feet away); Rinckel Mansion (about 600 feet away); Historic Fraternal Site of Carson City (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Carson City.
 
Also see . . .  Carson City Station. (Submitted on October 6, 2009.)
 
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Front of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Carson City Chamber of Commerce, October 6, 2009
4. Front of Marker
Rear View of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Carson City Chamber of Commerce, October 6, 2009
5. Rear View of Marker
 
 
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