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The Pony Express

 
 
The Pony Express Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Key, November 23, 2008
1. The Pony Express Marker
Inscription.  The Pony Express Trail passed four miles north of Austin through Jacobsville, Simpson's Park and Dry Creek Station. During the Paiute Indian War the stations were burned and two station tenders at Dry Creek were killed and buried there.

Erected by the Nevada Pony Express Centennial Committee.

National Pony Express Centennial Association
Dwight D. Eisenhower--Chairman
Waddell F. Smith--President
 
Erected by Nevada Pony Express Centennial Committee.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsNative AmericansRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #34 Dwight D. Eisenhower, and the Pony Express National Historic Trail series lists.
 
Location. 39° 29.533′ N, 117° 4.233′ W. Marker is in Austin, Nevada, in Lander County. Marker is on Highway 50, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Austin NV 89310, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lander County Courthouse (within shouting distance of
The Pony Express Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Key, November 23, 2008
2. The Pony Express Marker
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this marker); Austin Masonic and Oddfellows Hall (1867) (within shouting distance of this marker); Austin Churches (within shouting distance of this marker); Austin City Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Augustine (about 400 feet away); Austin Methodist Church (about 400 feet away); Austin City Railway (about 400 feet away); Reese River Navigation Company (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
Also see . . .  Pony Express National Historic Trail. (Submitted on December 22, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 22, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,317 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 22, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.

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Aug. 9, 2022