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

The Pony Express

 
 
The Pony Express Centennial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 27, 2010
1. The Pony Express Centennial Marker
Erected at the site of the Division Headquarters to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Pony Express.
Inscription.  
The Pony Express

Pony Express Division Headquarters

Here, Ben Ficklin, General Superintendent, and Major Howard Egan and James C. Bromley, Division Superintendents, had their headquarters.
The Following Were Honored Utah Riders
Howard Egan - William Dennis - Wm. H. Streeper
Richard E. Egan - Thomas Dobson - William Page
Howard R. Egan - J. H. Faust - Henry Worley
William F. Fisher - George E. Little - Michael Whalen
John Fisher - Elijah H. Maxfield - Elijah N. Wilson
Erected by the Sons of Utah Pioneers
National Pony Express Centennial Association
Dwight D. Eisenhower - Chairman Waddell F. Smith - President

 
Erected 1961 by Sons of Utah Pioneers, National Pony Express Centennial Association, and Daughters of the American Revolution - Spirit of Liberty Chapter.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Communications. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution
Site of a Pony Express Station 1860-1861 image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 27, 2010
2. Site of a Pony Express Station 1860-1861
Placed in Tribute to the Personnel of that Gallant Enterprise
by the
Spirit of Liberty Chapter - Daughters of the American Revolution
1924
, the Former U.S. Presidents: #34 Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Pony Express National Historic Trail 🐎, and the Sons of Utah Pioneers series lists.
 
Location. Marker has been reported permanently removed. It was located near 40° 45.959′ N, 111° 53.448′ W. Marker was in Salt Lake City, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker was on South Main Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 143 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 location. Great Salt Lake City Station (within shouting distance of this marker); First National Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Salt Lake Herald Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Herald Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Clock (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eagle Emporium Building (about 400 feet away); Commercial Street (about 400 feet away); Capitol Theatre (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salt Lake City.
 
More about this marker. An additional marker was placed on the monument about 50 yards south that marked the site of actual mail transfer.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
The Pony Express Centennial Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 27, 2010
3. The Pony Express Centennial Markers
This marker is on the left in the alcove while an additional marker was placed at the point of mail transfer. That location is the white monument seen in the distance in the center of the sidewalk.
The Pony Express Station Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 27, 2010
4. The Pony Express Station Monument
This was the location of the actual mail transfer.
The Pony Express Station Monument and Plaques image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 27, 2010
5. The Pony Express Station Monument and Plaques
The Pony Express Monument Plaques image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 27, 2010
6. The Pony Express Monument Plaques
The top plaque placed on the original monument. The lower plaque was place in commemoration of the Pony Express Centennial
Site of the Pony Express Division Headquarters image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 27, 2010
7. Site of the Pony Express Division Headquarters
The marker is mounted on the right wall of the alcove pictured at the lower right.
Former location of Pony Express Markers image. Click for full size.
By Jacob Oscarson, August 16, 2020
8. Former location of Pony Express Markers
The two Pony Express markers used to be located at the entryway to the left. They were located above the fire standpipes seen in the photo. The markers were probably removed when the facade of the building was restored.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2010. This page has been viewed 1,495 times since then. Last updated on August 17, 2020, by Jacob Oscarson of Salt Lake City, Utah. Photos:   1. submitted on September 7, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118.   2. submitted on September 6, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 7, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118.   8. submitted on August 17, 2020, by Jacob Oscarson of Salt Lake City, Utah. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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