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Carson City, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Pony Express Monument

 
 
Pony Express Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 27, 2014
1. Pony Express Monument
Inscription.  
Carson City, Nevada, was one of the stations along the historic but hazardous 1966 mile Pony Express route between Sacramento Cal. and St. Joseph, Mo.

This monument is dedicated July 20, 1960 in memory of the Pony Express, during the epic July 19-28 centennial rerun of the original trail.
 
Erected 1960.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker and monument is listed in this topic list: Communications. In addition, it is included in the Pony Express National Historic Trail series list.
 
Location. 39° 9.974′ N, 119° 46.007′ W. Marker is in Carson City, Nevada. Marker is at the intersection of North Carson Street and East Telegraph Street, on the right when traveling north on North Carson Street. Marker is located at the base of the flagpole, in front of the Paul Laxalt State Building (former US Post Office and US Courthouse). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 North Carson Street, Carson City NV 89701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Federal Government Building (1888-1970) (here, next to this marker); Old Globe Saloon
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lincoln Highway (about 400 feet away); The United States Mint Carson City, Nevada (about 400 feet away); "Pony" Bob Haslam (about 400 feet away); Nevada Pony Express Centennial Reenactment Riders Monument (about 400 feet away); The United States Mint at Carson City, Nevada (about 500 feet away); Historic Fraternal Site of Carson City (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carson City.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Pony Express to be recognized in Carson City with 'Active Station' designation.
The legendary 1860s mail carrier trail known as the Pony Express, which used horses and riders to deliver letters and parcels from Sacramento to east of the Rockies, remains a big part of Nevada's Wild West history because the trail went through the Silver State. (Submitted on March 8, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Pony Express Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 27, 2014
2. Pony Express Monument
Pony Express Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 27, 2014
3. Pony Express Monument
National Pony Express Centennial Association image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Phelps, September 13, 2019
4. National Pony Express Centennial Association
National Pony Express Centennial Association image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Phelps, September 13, 2019
5. National Pony Express Centennial Association
Pony Express Monument Location image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 27, 2014
6. Pony Express Monument Location

Pony Express monument can be seen at the base of the flagpole in front of the Paul Laxalt State Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 6, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 8, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 580 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 8, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   4, 5. submitted on September 13, 2019, by Brian Phelps of Carson City, Nevada.   6. submitted on March 8, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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