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Big Springs in Deuel County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Pony Express

 
 
The Pony Express Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 12, 2011
1. The Pony Express Marker
Inscription. [Map of the Pony Express route] From April 1860 until October 1861 the famed Pony Express riders passed along the south side of the Plate River south of Big Springs. Diamond Springs station was to the southeast. Frontz and Julesburg stations were to the southwest. Erected by George Johnson Post 275, American Legion, Big Springs [Vertical on left] 1860 - 1861 [Vertical on right] 1960 – 1861 National Pony Express Centennial Association Dwight D. Eisenhower – Chairman Waddell F. Smith – President Marvin F. Kivett, Director – Nebraska
 
Erected 1961 by National Pony Express Centennial Association.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pony Express National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. 41° 3.799′ N, 102° 4.47′ W. Marker is in Big Springs, Nebraska, in Deuel County. Marker is at the intersection of Pine Street and West Second Street on Pine Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Big Springs NE 69122, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Phelps Hotel (a few steps from this marker); Waterman Sod House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sam Bass and the Big Springs Robbery
The Pony Express Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 12, 2011
2. The Pony Express Marker
(about 500 feet away); The Lone Tree (about 600 feet away); The Big Spring (approx. 0.2 miles away); South Platte Station (approx. 4.1 miles away); California Hill (approx. 5.3 miles away); Oregon Trail (approx. 5.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Big Springs.
 
Also see . . .  Pony Express History - The Pony Express Museum. (Submitted on January 2, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
Additional keywords. Pony Express
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 496 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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