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Rush Valley in Tooele County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Rush Valley Station

Pony Express 1860-61

 
 
Rush Valley Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tyler Thorsted, April 6, 2020
1. Rush Valley Station Marker
Inscription.  
St. Joseph, MO. - Sacramento, Cal.
Also Overland Stage & Freight Route
1858-1868

This monument constructed by
enrollees U.S. Grazing Division,
C.C.C. Camp G-154, Company 2517

 
Erected 1941 by Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association, Tooele Tourism Tax Grant, Sons of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 98.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Landmarks. In addition, it is included in the Overland Trail, the Pony Express National Historic Trail, the Sons of Utah Pioneers, and the Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1860.
 
Location. 40° 12.389′ N, 112° 17.593′ W. Marker is in Rush Valley, Utah, in Tooele County. Marker is on Pony Express Trail Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rush Valley UT 84069, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Ajax Underground Store (approx. 6.8 miles away); Faust Station
Rush Valley Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tyler Thorsted, April 6, 2020
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(approx. 7.4 miles away); Fairfield-Camp Floyd-Fort Crittenden / The Pony Express (approx. 11.2 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Information stated on Marker:

Note: The above is a replica of the marker placed c1941. However, no records prior to 1862 show a station here. This includes the 1861 Pony Express schedule. In 1862 this new station was built by the Central Overland Stage and Freight and used by others.
Rededicated 2017
 
Also see . . .  Rush Valley Pony Express Station. (Submitted on May 18, 2020.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 14, 2020, by Tyler Thorsted of Orem, Utah. This page has been viewed 133 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 14, 2020, by Tyler Thorsted of Orem, Utah. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 30, 2022