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Gothenburg in Dawson County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Pony Express

 
 
The Pony Express Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2015
1. The Pony Express Marker
Inscription.
      This old station once stood on the upper 96 Ranch west of here and south of the Platte River, on the original Pony Express route. It was moved and restored by Gothenburg Post No. 64, American Legion.

Erected by the Gothenburg
Chamber of Commerce

National Pont Express Centennial Association
Dwight D. Eisenhower – Chairman       Waddell F. Smith - President

 
Erected 1960 by National Pony Express Centennial Association.
 
Location. 40° 55.99′ N, 100° 9.571′ W. Marker is in Gothenburg, Nebraska, in Dawson County. Marker is on 15th Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located on 15th Street between Avenue E and Avenue F. Marker is in this post office area: Gothenburg NE 69138, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Road to Zion (here, next to this marker); Original Pony Express Station (a few steps from this marker); Dissected Loess Plains (a few steps from this marker); Swedish Crosses Cemetery (approx. 3.7 miles away).
 
More about this marker. A bas relief of the National Pony Express Centennial Association, containing images
The Pony Express Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2015
2. The Pony Express Marker
of Pony Express owners operators Russell, Majors and Waddell, along with a Pony Express rider appears at the top of the marker.
 
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The Pony Express Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2015
3. The Pony Express Marker
Pony Express Station image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2015
4. Pony Express Station
An original Pony Express station can be seen behind the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 164 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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