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Salt Lake City in Salt Lake County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Great Salt Lake City Station

 
 
Great Salt Lake City Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 27, 2010
1. Great Salt Lake City Station Marker
Inscription.  
This Monument
Marks the Site of the
Great Salt Lake City Station
of
The Pony Express
St. Joseph Mo. Sacramento Cal.
Inaugurated April 3,
1860

 
Erected 1931 by Pony Express National Trail Association & Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association. (Marker Number 8.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Communications. In addition, it is included in the Pony Express National Historic Trail, and the Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association series lists.
 
Location. 40° 45.936′ N, 111° 53.454′ W. Marker is in Salt Lake City, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker is on South Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 163 South Main Street, Salt Lake City UT 84111, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First National Bank Building (here, next to this marker); Salt Lake Herald Building (a few steps from this marker); Herald Building (a few steps from this marker); Commercial Street
Pony Express Marker Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 27, 2010
2. Pony Express Marker Monument
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Capitol Theatre (about 500 feet away); The Old Clock (about 500 feet away); Eagle Emporium Building (about 500 feet away); Morgan Commercial & Normal College (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salt Lake City.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located in front of the historic Tribune Building and the Galina Perova Gallery. The monument also contains a plaque marking the Centennial of the Pony Express.
 
Centennial Trail Marker Plaque with Original Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 27, 2010
3. Centennial Trail Marker Plaque with Original Plaque
The top plaque was placed when the monument was originally erected. The lower plaque was placed to commemorate the Centennial of the Pony Express.
Pony Express Marker Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 27, 2010
4. Pony Express Marker Plaque
Official Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, April 14, 2019
5. Official Marker
Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. This page has been viewed 1,044 times since then and 64 times this year. Last updated on May 26, 2020, by Tyler Thorsted of Orem, Utah. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 8, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118.   5. submitted on April 15, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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