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Near Fort Laramie in Goshen County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

The Pony Express

1860-1861

 

ó1960-1961 ó

 
The Pony Express Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Camero, July 22, 2006
1. The Pony Express Marker
Inscription. From April, 1860, to October, 1861, Fort Laramie was a major post on the Pony Express route between St. Joseph, Missouri and Sacramento, California.
 
Erected by U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service - National Pony Express Centennial Association.
 
Location. 42° 12.233′ N, 104° 33.45′ W. Marker is near Fort Laramie, Wyoming, in Goshen County. Marker can be reached from County Road 53. Click for map. The plaque is attached to an obelisk located at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. The obelisk is situated on the sidewalk that connects the parking area to the Fort. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Laramie WY 82212, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named The Pony Express (here, next to this marker); Fort Laramie (a few steps from this marker); Transcontinental Telegraph (a few steps from this marker); A Fatherís Grief . . . A Soldierís Honor (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sutlerís House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sutlerís Store
The Pony Express Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Camero, July 22, 2006
2. The Pony Express Marker
Pony Express plaque is mounted on this obelisk.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Old Bedlam (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Laramie National Historic Site (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Laramie.
 
More about this marker. The plaque is one of several attached to the obelisk.
 
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Categories. CommunicationsForts, Castles
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Camero of Edwardsville, Illinois. This page has been viewed 381 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Camero of Edwardsville, Illinois. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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