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

The Pony Express

1860-1861

 

—1960-1961 —

 
The Pony Express Marker #2 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Camero, July 22, 2006
1. The Pony Express Marker #2
Inscription. 120 celebrated riders rode 650,000 miles with only one rider killed by Indians, one schedule not completed and one mail lost.

Russell • Majors • Waddell
Founders • Owners • Operators
 
Erected by National Pony Express Centennial Association.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pony Express National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. 42° 12.233′ N, 104° 33.45′ W. Marker is near Fort Laramie, Wyoming, in Goshen County. Marker is on 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 Father’s Grief . . . A Soldier’s Honor (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sutler’s House (within

Pony Express plaque is mounted on this obelisk. image. Click for full size.
By Mike Camero, July 22, 2006
2. Pony Express plaque is mounted on this obelisk.
shouting distance of this marker); The Sutler’s Store (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.
 
Categories. CommunicationsForts, Castles
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Camero of Edwardsville, Illinois. This page has been viewed 486 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Mike Camero of Edwardsville, Illinois.   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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