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Cody in Park County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

The Pony Express

1860-1861 -- 1960-1961

 

—Young Buffalo Bill Cody —

 
The Pony Express Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 13, 2015
1. The Pony Express Marker
Inscription. Young Buffalo Bill Cody started his famous career with the great freighting firm of Russell, Majors and Waddell as a messenger boy. He became a spectacular Pony Express rider with the same firm and road between Red Buttes and Three Crossings, along the Sweetwater River, about 150 miles south of Cody.
 
Erected 1961 by National Pony Express Centennial Association.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pony Express National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. 44° 31.512′ N, 109° 4.392′ W. Marker is in Cody, Wyoming, in Park County. Marker can be reached from Sheridan Avenue near 8th Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 720 Sheridan Avenue, Cody WY 82414, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pioneer Stagecoach Drivers (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Yellowstone Fire Fighters (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Trail Town (approx. 1.6 miles away); The American Mountain Man (approx. 1.7 miles away); John Jeremiah "Liver Eating" Johnston
The Pony Express Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 13, 2015
2. The Pony Express Marker
(approx. 1.7 miles away); Jim White (approx. 1.7 miles away); Phillip H. Vetter (approx. 1.7 miles away); Sampson E. Stilwell (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cody.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at the base of the flagpole in from of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.
 
Also see . . .  William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody - Buffalo Bill Center of the West. By the turn of the twentieth century, William F. Cody was arguably the most famous American in the world. No one symbolized the West for Americans and Europeans better than Buffalo Bill. (Submitted on November 27, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Statue of Buffalo Bill image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 13, 2015
3. Statue of Buffalo Bill
The Scout by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 13, 2015
4. The Scout by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 132 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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